Baeckea frutescens L. APNI*
Synonyms: Baeckea stenophylla F.Muell. APNI*
Baeckea fruticosa APNI*
Description: Shrub to 1 m high with pendent branchlets.
Leaves green to greyish, often clustered on short axillary shoots, linear, 4–10 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, apex ± acute, base attenuate, margins entire, upper surface concave; petiole <1 mm long.
Flowers solitary, pedicels 1–2 mm long. Sepals rounded. Corolla 3.5–5 mm diam.; petals circular, 1–1.5 mm long. Stamens 7–13. Style set into a pit on the ovary summit.
Capsule 1.5–2 mm diam.; seeds angular.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath on sandy soil, coastal districts north from Port Macquarie.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: A.R. Bean (1997)
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