Homoranthus binghiensis J.T.Hunter APNI*
Synonyms: Homoranthus sp. 'torrington' (copeland 808) APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 3 m high; glabrous.
Leaves laterally compressed, ± oblanceolate, 7–17 mm long, <1 mm thick and 1.5–3 mm wide, apex acute; petiole c. 1 mm long.
Flowers usually in 2-flowered pseudoinflorescences, mostly yellow, sometimes green-yellow or red; bracteoles 5–6 mm long, caducous; peduncles 0.5–1 mm long. Hypanthium cylindrical, 5–6 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, 5-ribbed, glabrous between the ribs. Sepals 3.5–4 mm long, usually with 3 slender lobes at apex. Petals ± obovate 2–2.5 mm long, margins entire. Style 5–6 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers November–December
Distribution and occurrence: 800 - 900 m alt. Restricted to the northern & western fall of the Torrington State Recreation Area, Northwestern slopes, NSW, southwest of Tenterfield. Highly scattered & disjunct over 10 - 15 km.
Grows in heath among granite outcrops on sandy soil; rare, confined to area NW of Torrington.
NSW subdivisions: NWS
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
Text by G.J. Harden
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