Epacris lanuginosa Labill. APNI*
Description: Slender, erect shrub to c. 1.6 m high. Branchlets tomentose.
Leaves crowded, erect to spreading, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 5–13 mm long, 0.6–3 mm wide, glabrous, flat or concave, mid-vein keeled toward apex beneath, otherwise venation more or less obscure; apex acuminate, mucronate; margins minutely serrulate; base cuneate; petiole absent or to c. 1 mm long.
Flowers subsessle in axils forming terminal clusters or crowded along the upper 10 cm or more of branches; bracts 13–30; sepals lanceolate, 4.5 - 7.5 mm long, acuminate; corolla white, tubular to narrowly campanulate, tube 4.5–8 mm long, equal to or slightly exceeding the calyx, puberulent internally, lobes 2.7–4 mm long, obtuse; anthers enclosed; ovary puberulent, nectary scales narrowly triangular, style slightly thicker and pubescent in middle third, 5.5–7.5 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers mostly Aug–Jan
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by E.A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of Victoria III
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