Amyema gaudichaudii (DC.) Tiegh. APNI*
Description: Plant erect, compact, short tomentose on young shoots and inflorescences, otherwise glabrous; external runners absent.
Leaves lanceolate, usually 2–4 cm long, 2–6 mm wide, apex rounded, base attenuate; petiole obscure, 2–5 mm long.
Inflorescence a pedunculate umbel of triads, the central flower sessile, the laterals pedicellate; peduncle 6–12 mm long; rays of umbel 2–3, 4–6 mm long; pedicels 2–4 mm long; bracts 1 mm long, acute. Corolla 7–10 mm long, 4- or 5-merous, clavate, red.
Fruit globose, c. 4 mm diam., red.
Flowering: mainly summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in sclerophyll woodland and forest on species of Melaleuca; in coastal districts north from Nowra area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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