Darwinia biflora (Cheel) B.G.Briggs APNI*
Synonyms: Darwinia taxifolia var. biflora Cheel APNI*
Description: Erect or spreading shrub to 80 cm high.
Leaves laterally compressed, often appressed to branchlets, 6–10 mm long, glabrous.
Flowers mostly in pairs; peduncles 0.5–1 mm long; bracts leaf-like or triangular and scarious, 1–8 mm long; bracteoles oblong, 4–8 mm long. Hypanthium 5–8 mm long, 1–1.5 mm diam., with broad, rounded ribs. Sepals triangular, < 0.5 mm long, entire or toothed; much shorter than petals. Style straight or slightly curved, 10–14 mm long, yellow-green, sometimes becoming red.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath on sandstone or in the understorey of woodland on shale-capped ridges; Cheltenham to Hawkesbury R., rare.
NSW subdivisions: CC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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