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Darwinia taxifolia A.Cunn. APNI*
Description: Erect or decumbent shrub to 1 m high.
Leaves laterally compressed, 5–12 mm long.
Flowers in clusters of 2–4, rarely 6; peduncles ≤ 1 mm long; bracts leaf-like or triangular and scarious, 3–8 mm long; bracteoles oblong or lanceolate, pink or purple-red, persisting until after anthesis. Hypanthium 5–9 mm long, 1–2 mm diam., usually papillate between ribs. Style red.
Flowering: spring to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath, from Blue Mtns to Nerriga and Tomerang.
NSW subdivisions: SC, CT, ST
Text by Peter G. Wilson
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Bracteoles 5–8 mm long. Hypanthium 5–6 mm long. Petals 1–1.5 mm long. Style 6–12 mm long.||subsp. taxifolia|
|Bracteoles 7–14 mm long. Hypanthium 6–9 mm long. Petals 1.5–2 mm long. Style 15–24 mm long||subsp. macrolaena|
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