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Isopogon fletcheri F.Muell.
Family Proteaceae
Isopogon fletcheri F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Multi-stemmed, ± glabrous shrub to 1.5 m high, stems longitudinally ridged.

Leaves oblanceolate to linear, 4–12 cm long, 5–20 mm wide, apex with a blunt callous point, tapering gradually to an almost sessile base, margins entire, leathery; midvein prominent, secondary veins few at acute angles, faint.

Inflorescences terminal, ± globose. Flowers sessile. Perianth c. 15 mm long, glabrous, creamish green. Fruiting cones ± globose, 15–20 mm diam.

Nuts 2–3 mm long and covered with hairs 5–6 mm long.


Flower
Photo D. Hardin

Other photo

Flowering: spring and summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest and heath on sandstone; confined to sheltered moist positions on the escarpment in the Blackheath district of the Blue Mtns, rare.
NSW subdivisions: CT

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable ROTAP: 2VCat
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: D.B. Foreman (1995)


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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