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Epacris glacialis (F.Muell.) M. Gray
Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Epacridoideae
Epacris glacialis (F.Muell.) M. Gray APNI*

Description: Prostrate to decumbent shrub, 5–30 cm high; stems with prominent, shortly cup-shaped leaf scars; branchlets ± glabrous.

Leaves crowded, usually erect, usually rhombic, 2–4 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, apex slightly upturned, base cuneate or truncate, margins often scabrous; lamina thick, ± flat; petiole 0.3–1 mm long.

Flowers in small leafy clusters, c. 7–10 mm diam., white, sessile; bracts broad-acute to obtuse. Sepals 3.5–4.5 mm long, reddish brown. Corolla tube 2.3–4 mm long; lobes 2.5–4 mm long. Anthers half or fully exserted.

Capsule 1.8–2 mm long.


Flower
Photo T.M. Tame

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: December–January

Distribution and occurrence: Grows on the margins of streams and bogs on rocky slopes, south from Kosciusko district.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

Text by J. M. Powell, except for groups with contributors listed
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
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