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Homoranthus elusus L.M.Copel.
Family Myrtaceae
Homoranthus elusus L.M.Copel. APNI*

Description: Erect shrub.

Leaves linear, 8–13 mm long, 0.2–0.4 mm wide, 0.4–0.8 mm deep; apex mucronate; petiole 0.6–1.1mm long.

Flowers 2–4 erect on undifferentiated branchlets; peduncles 1–1.5mm long; bracteoles caducous, 4–7mm long. Hypanthium 3.8–5.2mm long, 5-ribbed, tuberculate between the ribs, with rounded, multicellular trichomes. Sepals 2–2.5mm long, with 3–6 slender lobes at apex. Petals broad-obovate, obtuse, 2–2.5mm long, the margin entire. Style 8–10mm long.


Type
Specimen

Flowering: Likely to flower July–August.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in scrub and heath patches in crevices of granite outcrops; very rare, restricted to a single site S of Tenterfield.
NSW subdivisions: NT
AVH map***

Similar to H. bruhlii but differs by having several rounded, multicellular trichomes between the ribs of the hypanthium.

Text by Peter G. Wilson, 2015
Taxon concept: Copeland et al. (2011)


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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