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Brachyloma scortechinii F.Muell.
Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Epacridoideae
Brachyloma scortechinii F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Shrub 30–150 cm high; branchlets glabrous.

Leaves narrow-oblong or oblong-obovate, 6–12 mm long, 1–2.7 mm wide; apex acute, mucronate to 0.6 mm (mucro often broken); base truncate; margins slightly recurved, minutely toothed; lamina discolorous, lower surface paler or subglaucous; petiole absent.

Flowers solitary, green, translucent; bracts persistent, c. 0.3 mm long; bracteoles 0.6–0.7 mm long. Sepals 1.2–1.5 mm long. Corolla tube bulbous-cylindrical, 2–4 mm long; lobes erect, 1–1.5 mm long.

Fruit depressed-globose, 6–9 mm diam., ribbed, glabrous, green-brown.


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Flowering: April–May.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in coastal scrub and heath on sand, north from Iluka.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by J. M. Powell & R. Makinson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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