Euryomyrtus denticulata (Maiden & Betche) Trudgen APNI*
Synonyms: Baeckea denticulata Maiden & Betche APNI*
Description: Spreading, decumbent or prostrate shrub to 20 cm high.
Leaves spreading, ovate to oblong, 3–7 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, apex obtuse to acute, base ± cordate, margins finely toothed to ciliate, often slightly recurved; petiole c. 0.5 mm long.
Flowers solitary, sometimes in pairs; bracts small. Sepals triangular, acute to obtuse. Corolla 6–8 mm diam.; petals ovate to broad-elliptic, c. 3 mm long. Stamens 1–3 mm long, those opposite the petals longer than those opposite the sepals. Style inserted in a pit on the ovary summit.
Capsule 2–2.5 mm diam.; seeds reniform.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and on margins of sclerophyll forest at high altitudes; rare.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Text by Peter G. Wilson
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