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Homoranthus floydii Craven & S.R.Jones
Family Myrtaceae
Homoranthus floydii Craven & S.R.Jones APNI*

Description: Sparse, erect shrub to 1.5 m high; glabrous.

Leaves laterally compressed, narrow-elliptic to oblanceolate, incurved, usually 5–10 mm long, 1–1.5 mm thick, <0.3 mm wide; subsessile.

Flowers solitary or in pairs on undifferentiated branches, yellow to reddish; peduncle 9–16 mm long; bracteoles 7.5–9 mm long, caducous. Hypanthium obconical, 7–8 mm long, 5-ribbed, glabrous or rarely with multicellular trichomes between the ribs in the lower half. Sepals 1.5–3 mm long, apex long-acuminate, not lobed. Petals broad-elliptic or broad-obovate 1.3–2 mm long, margins entire. Style 8.5–9 mm long.


Habitat
Photo D. Hardin

Habit
Photo D. Hardin

Flower
Photo D. Hardin

Other photo
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flowering: Flowers August and September

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland with heath understorey on skeletal sandy soils; rare, in the Glenreagh area west of Coffs Harbour.
NSW subdivisions: NC

Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RC-t
AVH map***

Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


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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