Homoranthus darwinioides (Maiden & Betche) Cheel APNI*
Synonyms: Verticordia darwinioides Maiden & Betche 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.
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 BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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