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Crowea saligna Andrews APNI*
Description: Slender shrub to 1.5 m high; branches prominently angled.
Leaves narrow- to broad-elliptic, 3–6 cm long, 4–13 mm wide, apex acute to obtuse, apiculate; sessile.
Flowers axillary; pedicel 5–13 mm long, with 2 pairs of minute, basal, blunt triangular bracteoles. Sepals 3–3.5 mm long, glabrous, finely ciliate. Petals elliptic, 12–20 mm long, pink to purple or rarely white. Stamens cohering by their prominently pilose margins, apices spreading during anthesis.
Cocci ± erect, c. 7 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest in sheltered situations on sandstone, from Woy Woy to Yerrinbool.
NSW subdivisions: CC
Text by M. F. Porteners & P. H. Weston
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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