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Common name: Mountain Baeckea
Baeckea utilis F.Muell. ex Miq. APNI*
Description: Slender shrub to 3 m high.
Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, 4–9 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, apex more-or-less acute, base attenuate, margins entire (or obscurely serrulate); petiole c. 1 mm long.
Flowers solitary, pedicels 2–3(-5) mm long. Sepals triangular, obtuse. Corolla 5–7 mm diam.; petals 1.5–2 mm long. Style only slightly set into the ovary summit.
Capsule 2–2.5 mm diam.; seeds angular.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath or sclerophyll forest in wet places; south from near Dorrigo.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by Peter G. Wilson - updated February 2015
Taxon concept: A.R. Bean (1997)
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