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Darwinia grandiflora (Benth.) R.T.Baker & H.G.Sm.
Family Myrtaceae
Darwinia grandiflora (Benth.) R.T.Baker & H.G.Sm. APNI*

Description: Spreading, prostrate shrub with ascending branches to 0.5 m high.

Leaves laterally compressed, 8–18 mm long, glabrous.

Flowers in clusters of 4–6; peduncles ≤ 1 mm long; bracts leaf-like or triangular and scarious, 3–16 mm long; bracteoles oblong, 4–8 mm long, yellow-green or yellow-brown, persisting until after anthesis. Hypanthium 7–12 mm long, 1.5–2 mm diam. with acute ribs. Sepals narrow-triangular, 1.5–2 mm long, usually toothed; as long as or slightly longer than petals. Style 12–20 mm long, red.


Flower
Photo J. Plaza

Flowering: winter.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest and woodland on poorly drained sandy soil; Woronora Plateau and Illawarra region, rare.
NSW subdivisions: CC

Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RCi
AVH map***

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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