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Kunzea opposita F.Muell.
Family Myrtaceae
Kunzea opposita F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Shrub to c. 3 m high; young stems covered with fine, appressed to spreading hairs.

Leaves usually opposite or ± opposite, narrow-ovate, 1.5–3 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, apex rounded to acute, sparsely hairy to glabrous, sessile.

Flowers pink, sessile, in head-like clusters at and of branches. Hypanthium long-pubescent, occasionally glabrous. Sepals triangular, 1–1.5 mm long. Petals c. 1.5 mm long. Stamens 2.5–3 mm long. Ovary mostly 3-locular or sometimes 4-locular, placentation axile; style c. 4 mm long.

Fruit 3 mm long, 3–3.5 mm diam., dehiscent.


Habit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath or dry sclerophyll forest, north from Mt Kaputar N.P.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

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


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