Homoranthus cernuus (R.T.Baker) Craven & S.R.Jones APNI*
Synonyms: Rylestonea cernua R.T.Baker APNI*
Description: Erect slender shrub, usually 0.3–0.6 m high; glabrous.
Leaves terete or laterally compressed; usually 7–13 mm long, to 1 mm thick and wide, channelled above; apex with a recurved point; shortly petiolate.
Flowers in pairs in pseudoinflorescences, cream with pinkish base; peduncles recurved, 4–6 mm long; bracteoles caducous. Hypanthium narrow-obconical, 5–7 mm long, strongly 5-ribbed, glandular between ribs. Sepals 3–4 mm long, divided into 5–12 slender laciniate lobes. Petals semicircular, 1.5–2.5 mm long, margins entire. Style 6–9 mm.
Flowering: Flowers July– November
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open woodland and heath in sandy soil between sandstone outcrops; rare, SW of Muswellbrook in Wollemi N.P.
NSW subdivisions: CT, CWS
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RCa
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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