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Epacris pinoidea Crowden & Menadue
Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Epacridoideae
Epacris pinoidea Crowden & Menadue APNI*

Description: Semi-erect to erect branched shrub to 50 cm but occasionally to 1 m; young branches rounded, glabrous, red-brown; old stems dark brown, lead scars prominent.

Leaves flat, spreading, oblong to elliptic to oblanceolate, 8–14 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, glabrous; apex obtuse; base cuneate; margin entire; single main vein prominent; petiole with sparse hairs on adaxial surface < 1 mm long.

Flowers white, 8–11 mm diam., few clustered near ends of new branches, pedicels 1–1.5 mm long; bracts ovate, cream with greenish tinge, glabrous, apex obtuse, margin ciliolate; sepals cream with greenish tinge, 5–6 mm long, oblong to ovate, apex acute, margin ciliolate; corolla tube 5–7 mm long, 4 mm wide at throat, campanulate, lobes 3–4 mm long, apex rounded; corolla caducous. Anthers brown, 1 mm long on shorter filaments, sub-sessile at base of lobes. Ovary approximately 2 mm diam., glabrous; style 5–6.8 mm long, swollen in the lower 1/3; stigma rounded, reaching above or to top of anthers; nectary scales truncate 1/5 height of ovary.

Capsule 2–3 mm diam.


Herbarium
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Type
Specimen

Flowering: Jan–Feb

Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST
AVH map***



ECOLOGY

Life History
Flowers White, January--February.

Fruit/seed Capsule 2--3 mm diam.


Habitat
Habitat Cliff faces.

Altitude 600--1000 m                                      Annual rainfall 1200--1400 mm

Typical local abundance Frequent.

Vegetation Cliff vegetation e.g. with Dracophyllum secundum, Allania sp.

Substrate Silty banks and seepage fissures on sandstone, low nutrients, permanently wet.

Exposure Shade.


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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