Bauera microphylla Sieber ex DC. APNI*
Synonyms: Bauera rubioides var. microphylla (Sieber ex DC.) Ser. ex Benth. APNI*
Bauera microphylla var. microphylla APNI*
Description: Small trailing shrub to 30 cm high, stems extensively branched.
Leaflets mostly 2–9 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, obtuse to broad-acute, entire or with 2–6 teeth on each margin.
Flowers on pedicels > 5 mm long. Sepals 5–7, 2–3 mm long, toothed. Petals 5–7, 3–6 mm long, white or tinged with pink. Stamens 10–30, cream-coloured.
Flowering: spring to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open sandy heath mainly on or near the coast north from Wollongong; also recorded from the Lawson-Bullaburra area in the Blue Mountains and from Turpentine Range on the South Coast.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT
May be confused with Bauera rubioides.
Text by J Everett (1990); edited by P.G. Kodela (March 2009)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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