Darwinia glaucophylla B.G.Briggs APNI*
Description: Spreading, prostrate shrub with ascending branchlets to 15 cm high.
Leaves laterally compressed, 8–17 mm long, glabrous, glaucous and often tinged red-purple.
Flowers mostly in clusters of 2–4; peduncles 1–1.5 mm long; bracts leaf-like, 8–12 mm long; bracteoles oblong, 4–6 mm long, red-brown. Hypanthium 7–8 mm long, 0.5–1.5 mm diam., with prominent ribs. Sepals triangular, ≤ 0.5 mm long, entire or toothed; much shorter than petals. Style straight, 12–16 mm long, white.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath on shallow soils; confined mainly to the Gosford district; rare.
NSW subdivisions: CC
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable ROTAP: 2RCi
Populations on this species often contain hybrids of D. glaucophylla X D. fascicularis; these are readily identifiable by their erect habit.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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