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Darwinia taxifolia A.Cunn.
Family Myrtaceae
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
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept:

 Key to the subspecies 
1Bracteoles 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 longsubsp. macrolaena

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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