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Darwinia peduncularis B.G.Briggs
Family Myrtaceae
Darwinia peduncularis B.G.Briggs APNI*

Description: Divaricate shrub to 1.5 m high.

Leaves laterally compressed, spreading, 7–12 mm long, glabrous.

Flowers usually in pairs; peduncles 4–7 mm long, often recurved; bracts leaf-like or triangular and scarious, 1–10 mm long; bracteoles oblong, 4–8 mm long, purplish red, caducous. Hypanthium 9–12 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm diam. Sepals triangular, < 1 mm long, entire or toothed; about half a long as the petals. Style strongly curved, 6–10 mm long, white.


Habitat
Photo J. Casson-Medhurst

Habit
Photo J. Casson-Medhurst

Flower

Flowering: winter to early spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone hillsides and ridges; Hornsby to Hawkesbury R. and west to Glen Davis, rare.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable ROTAP: 3RCi
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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