Common name: Forest Phebalium
Leionema ambiens (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Phebalium ambiens (F.Muell.) Maiden & Betche APNI*
Eriostemon ambiens F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2.5 m high; stems terete or slightly angled, smooth, glabrous.
Leaves broad-oblong to elliptic or obovate, 6–10 cm long, 25–40 cm wide, flat, apex obtuse to acute, base stem-clasping with rounded lobes, margins finely toothed, gland-dotted, glabrous, midrib prominent.
Inflorescences terminal, compound cymes, sometimes glaucous, 20–200-flowered; pedicels angled. Petals c. 4.5 mm long, white.
Cocci ± erect, c. 3 mm long, outer angle shortly beaked.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath in crevices of granite boulders, north from Backwater (Guyra district); not common.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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