Common name: Heathy Cryptandra
Cryptandra ericoides Sm. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 60 cm high.
Leaves often appearing clustered, linear, 3–10 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, margins strongly revolute, upper surface ± glabrous, lower surface not visible; stipules bristle-like, 1–2 mm long.
Flowers in terminal heads subtended by brown bracts and floral leaves similar to stem leaves. Flowers c. 4 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: In heath, widespread on the coast from Sydney south to Nadgee, occasionally on the adjacent ranges.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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