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: Coast and adjacent ranges.
Grows in heath in damp places, often near waterfalsl.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Leaf lengthin this species is quite variable. However, short-leaved material can occur throughout its range and is likely to be correlated to the habitat, with plants in more exposed or drier sites having shorter leaves.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: A.R. Bean (1997)
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