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Common name: Toothed Phebalium
Leionema dentatum (Sm.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Phebalium dentatum Sm. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree to 6 m high; stems ± terete.
Leaves linear to narrow-oblong to narrow-elliptic or oblanceolate, 4–8 cm long, 1–8 mm wide, smooth, apex truncate to retuse and 2-toothed, margins recurved to revolute or ± toothed, lower surface white stellate-hairy with midrib prominent.
Cymes axillary, c. 10-flowered; peduncle angled, 2–8 mm long; pedicels slender, c. 4 mm long. Calyx lobes broad-triangular, fleshy. Petals c. 3.5 mm long, pale yellow to white, gland-dotted, glabrous.
Cocci erect, c. 3.5 mm long, outer angle shortly apiculate.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone; chiefly on the ranges from Gibraltar Range National Park to the Illawarra region.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NT, CT
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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