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

Description: Erect shrub, mostly to 3 m high.

Leaves laterally compressed, 10–25 mm long, glabrous.

Flowers usually in clusters of 4; peduncles 1–2 mm long; bracts 4–13 mm long, thinner and coloured at base, green at apex; bracteoles oblong, 8–11 mm long, persisting until after anthesis. Hypanthium 5–8 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm diam. Sepals triangular, < 1 mm long, usually entire; up to half as long as the petals. Style straight or slightly curved, 14–20 mm long, white.


Flowering: late winter to spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest and scrub at the head of sheltered gullies on sandstone; Gosford to Manly, rare.
NSW subdivisions: CC

Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RCa
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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