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Dracophyllum fitzgeraldii C.Moore & F.Muell.
Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Epacridoideae
Common name: Fitzgerald

Dracophyllum fitzgeraldii C.Moore & F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Spreading, much-branched tree to 13 m tall.

Leaves closely imbricate at ends of branches; lamina linear, 15–20 (-30) cm long, 1–1.5 cm wide at base, coriaceous, striate with numerous parallel veins; base sheathing the stem and, on falling, leaving an annular scar; margin usually slightly recurved, obscurely serrate; apex gradually tapered to finely acute.

Inflorescence 10–15 (-20) cm long, densely paniculate, many-flowered, pubescent; bracts and bracteoles caducous. Sepals narrowly ovate, 3–4 mm long; margin ciliate; apex obtuse or acute; surface ┬▒pubescent. Corolla white; tube 4 mm long; lobes ┬▒triangular, 2 mm long, becoming recurved.

Capsule spheroidal, 2–3 mm long, brown.


Herbarium
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Flowering: Mainly January

Distribution and occurrence: Endemic to Lord Howe Island, occurring from Goat House to Mt Gower and Mt Erskine.

Grows in montane areas.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
AVH map***

Text by P.S. Green (1994)
Taxon concept: P.S. Green (1994)


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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