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Kunzea parvifolia Schauer
Family Myrtaceae
Common name: Violet Kunzea

Kunzea parvifolia Schauer APNI*

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

Leaves ± appressed to the stem, linear to linear-lanceolate, mostly 1–3.5 mm long, 0.75–1 mm wide, apex ± recurved, only midvein prominent, at first pubescent, glabrescent with age; petiole ≤ 0.5 mm long.

Flowers pink to purple, rarely white, sessile, in head-like clusters at end of branches. Hypanthium glabrous or pubescent. Sepals triangular, c. 2 mm long. Petals 1.5–2.5 mm long. Stamens 2–4 mm long. Ovary 3-locular, placentation axile; style 2.5–4 mm long.

Fruit 2 mm long, 2–2.5 mm diam., dehiscent.

Photo D. Hardin

Flowering: spring and early summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and dry sclerophyll forest; south from Torrington and inland to Goonoo S.F. and the Warrumbungle N.P.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

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

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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