Kardomia jucunda (S.T.Blake) Peter G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Baeckea jucunda S.T.Blake APNI*
Babingtonia jucunda (S.T.Blake) A.R.Bean APNI*
Description: Spreading shrub to 2.5 m high; stem flanges grey, not winged.
Leaves obovate, 1.5–3 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, apex acute and ± recurved, base attenuate, margins entire or finely toothed, oil glands prominent on lower surface; petiole to c. 0.5 mm long.
Flowers solitary; peduncle 1.5–2.2 mm long; pedicels 3–6 mm long; bracteoles <1 mm long. Hypanthium smooth. Sepals triangular with a thickened central rib and membranous margins. Corolla 5–7 mm diam.; petals circular, 1.2–2.8 mm long. Stamens 4 or 5. Style very short, set into a pit on the ovary summit.
Capsule 2.5–3.5 mm diam.; seeds rounded-angular.
Flowering: Flowers recorded throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest; rare in N.S.W., only known from one collection from the Pilliga Scrub.
NSW subdivisions: NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Wilson et al. (2007) Aust. Syst. Bot. 20: 302-318.
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