Common name: weeping baeckea
Baeckea linifolia Rudge APNI*
Synonyms: Baeckea linifolia var. brevifolia F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 1.5 m high.
Leaves spreading, linear, occasionally ± terete, 6–18 mm long, mostly 0.5–1 mm wide, apex acute, base tapered, margins entire; petiole 0.5–1 mm long.
Flowers solitary, pedicels 1.5–2 mm long, bracteoles linear c. 2.5 mm long, falling very early. Sepals triangular, acute. Corolla 5–6.5 mm diam.; petals ovate to circular, 1.5–2.5 mm long. Stamens 8–15. Style set into a pit on the ovary summit.
Capsule c. 2 mm diam.; seeds angular.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath in damp places, often near waterfalls; coast and adjacent ranges.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: A.R. Bean (1997)
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