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

Description: Prostrate or ascending shrub to 0.6 m high; young stems silky.

Leaves elliptic to obovate, 3–8 mm long, 1.5–3 mm wide, apex obtuse, finely appressed-hairy, glabrescent with age; petiole c. 0.5 mm long.

Flowers cream to yellowish, sessile, in head-like clusters at end of branches. Hypanthium silky. Sepals triangular, to 1 mm long. Petals 1–1.5 mm long. Stamens 2.5–3 mm long. Ovary 2-locular, placentation apical; style 3–3.5 mm long.

Fruit 3 mm long, 1.5 mm diam., indehiscent.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath; known mainly from near Mt Werong and Berrima.
NSW subdivisions: CT, CWS

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

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


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