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Philotheca salsolifolia subsp. pedicellata Paul G.Wilson
Family Rutaceae
Philotheca salsolifolia subsp. pedicellata Paul G.Wilson APNI*

Description: Erect heath-like shrub, 0.5–2 m high, glabrous or minutely pubescent.

Leaves numerous, linear or ± terete, 5–20 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, thick, glabrous.

Flowers solitary or 2 or 3 together. Sepals broad-triangular, 1–1.5 mm long. Petals lanceolate, 6–12 mm long, pink to purple, darker below along the midline, both surfaces minutely hoary-pubescent except for the broad glabrous midline below.

Cocci oblong, compressed, 5–6 mm long, apiculate.


Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Other photo
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Type
Specimen

Flowering: September–December

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, in heath on rocky or sandy sites, inland on rocky outcrops in forest and woodland communities.
NSW subdivisions: NC
AVH map***

Text by P.H. Weston and G.J. Harden
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APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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