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Kunzea rupestris Blakely
Family Myrtaceae
Kunzea rupestris Blakely APNI*

Description: Clonal shrub to c. 1.5 m high; young stems villous or pubescent.

Leaves oblanceolate, 6–11 mm long, 1.5–3 mm wide, apex acute, villous to ± glabrous; petiole c. 0.5 mm long.

Flowers white to cream, sessile, in head-like clusters at end of branches. Hypanthium densely villous. Sepals triangular, 1–1.5 mm long. Petals 1–1.5 mm long. Stamens 5 mm long. Ovary 2-locular, placentation apical; style 5–6 mm long.

Fruit 4–5 mm long, c. 2.5 mm diam., indehiscent.


Flower
Photo J. Plaza

Fruit
Photo A.E. Orme

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath on rock platforms; known only from between Lower Portland and Kuring-gai Chase N.P..
NSW subdivisions: CC

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable ROTAP: 2VCa
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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