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Common name: Five Corners
Styphelia laeta subsp. laeta R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Styphelia laeta R.Br. var. laeta APNI*
Description: Slender erect shrub 1–2 m high; branchlets velvety.
Leaves broad-elliptic or ovate, 13–35 mm long, 6–13.5 mm wide, acute or shortly acuminate; lamina concave, upper surface scabrous; with length:breadth ratio of 2.5–6.3:1 and sessile or petiolar area <0.5 mm long; margins finely toothed.
Flowers usually erect, pale yellow-green or red; bracteoles 2.8–5.4 mm long, glabrous. Sepals 7–13.5 mm long, glabrous or sparsely pubescent at apex. Corolla tube 14.5–26 mm long; lobes 13–21 mm long. Filaments 8.6–15 mm long; anthers 3.5–5.3 mm long.
Fruit 6.6–8.3 mm long, 5-angled.
Flowering: Flowers Feb.–Aug., mainly Mar.–June.
Distribution and occurrence: From the coast to Lawson, Blue Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT
Text by J. M. Powell, except for groups with contributors listed
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