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Homoranthus darwinioides (Maiden & Betche) Cheel
Family Myrtaceae
Homoranthus darwinioides (Maiden & Betche) Cheel APNI*

Description: Spreading shrub, usually 1–1.5 m high; glabrous.

Leaves linear, ± terete, 2–5 mm long in some populations, 6–11 mm long in others, up to c. 1 mm wide.

Flowers pendent on specialized 2-flowered shoots, each flower ± enclosed by 2 tardily shed bracteoles. Hypanthium narrow-obconical, 4.5–6 mm long. Sepals with up to 10 narrow lobes, yellow. Petals c. 1.5 mm long, yellow. Style protruding 7–8 mm beyond petals.


Illustration
H. Finlay

Flower
Photo T.M. Tame

Other photo

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest or woodland, usually on sandstone outcrops or ridges; rare, from Putty to Dubbo district.
NSW subdivisions: CWS

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable ROTAP: 3VCa
AVH map***

Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


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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