Kunzea axillaris Toelken APNI*
Synonyms: Kunzea sp. Middle Brother Mtn (Wilson 505) APNI*
Kunzea sp. A sensu Wilson (1990) APNI*
Kunzea sp. A APNI*
Description: Tall shrub or tree to 8 m high; young stems pubescent with antrorse hairs.
Leaves linear, 3–5 mm long, <1 mm wide, apex acute, margins appressed-hairy, becoming glabrous; petiole c. 0.5 mm long.
Flowers white, pedicels 0.5–2 mm long, not in head-like clusters, crowded on leafy side branches or in axils of upper leaves. Hypanthium glabrous. Sepals triangular, ≤ 0.5 mm long. Petals 1–1.5 mm long. Stamens 2–3.5 mm long. Ovary 3-locular, placentation axile; style 3–3.5 mm long.
Fruit 2.5–3 mm long, 1.5–2 mm diam., dehiscent.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet sclerophyll forest; restricted to ranges between Taree and Kempsey, uncommon.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Text by Peter G. Wilson (2004)
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