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Apatophyllum constablei McGill.
Family Celastraceae
Apatophyllum constablei McGill. APNI*

Description: Diffuse many-branched shrub to 40 cm high, glabrous.

Leaves needle-shaped, 7–15 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, lower surface furrowed; sessile; stipules subulate, to 3 mm long, with slender lobes near base.

Flowers solitary on pedicels 2–2.5 mm long, greenish cream; bracteoles 0.5–1 mm long. Sepals c. 1 mm long. Petals 1.2–1.5 mm long. Ovary partly immersed in disc; style 0.3 mm long.

Capsule compressed-pyriform, 4–5 mm long, 2–3 mm wide; seeds 2.5–3 mm long.


Illustration
L. Elkan

Photo © ANBG

Flowering: September–October

Distribution and occurrence: Known from a rocky hillside at the base of sandstone cliffs near Glen Davis.
NSW subdivisions: CT

Threatened species: ROTAP: 2EC-
AVH map***

Text by T. A. James
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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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