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Baeckea brevifolia (Rudge) DC.
Family Myrtaceae
Baeckea brevifolia (Rudge) DC. APNI*

Description: Shrub to 1 m high.

Leaves narrow-ovate to oblong, 1–3.5 mm long, to 1 mm wide, apex ± obtuse, base ± obtuse, margins entire; sessile.

Flowers solitary; pedicels 0.5–2.5 mm long, bracteoles linear-lanceolate, keeled, 1–1.5 mm long. Sepals reddish, triangular, acute. Corolla white to pink, 4–5 mm diam.; petals circular 1–2 mm long. Stamens 9–15. Style only slightly inset into the ovary summit.

Capsule c. 2 mm diam.; seeds angular.


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Flowering: spring–summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath, chiefly on sandstone; on the coast and ranges from Woy Woy to Milton.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: A.R. Bean (1997)


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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