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Kunzea bracteolata Maiden & Betche
Family Myrtaceae
Kunzea bracteolata Maiden & Betche APNI*

Description: Shrub to c. 1.5 m high; young stems pubescent to villous.

Leaves narrow-elliptic, 4–9 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, apex acute, only midvein prominent, at first finely hairy, glabrescent with age; petiole c. 0.5 mm long.

Flowers white, sessile, in head-like clusters at end of branches. Hypanthium shortly pubescent. Sepals triangular, 1.5–2 mm long. Petals 1.5–2 mm long. Stamens 4 mm long. Ovary usually 3-locular or sometimes 4-locular, placentation axile; style 4–5 mm long.

Fruit 3–4 mm long, c. 3 mm diam., dehiscent.


Flowering: spring and early summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on granite; on the tablelands north from Glen Innes.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


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