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Darwinia glaucophylla B.G.Briggs
Family Myrtaceae
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.


Flowering: winter–spring.

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
AVH map***

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)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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