Leionema diosmeum (A.Juss.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Phebalium diosmeum A.Juss. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2 m high; stems pubescent.
Leaves ± terete or rarely lanceolate to ovate, 0.4–2 cm long, 1–4 mm wide, apex obtuse, margins strongly revolute, upper surface glabrous to pilose or rarely minutely scabrous, lower surface pilose or coarsely stellate.
Inflorescences terminal, compact heads; flowers in axils of linear bracts c. 5 mm long; pedicels 1–2 mm long. Calyx obturbinate, deeply lobed; pedicel thickened. Petals narrow-obovate, 4–7 mm long, creamy yellow (pale red outside towards apex), sparsely glandular.
Cocci erect, c. 4 mm long, outer angle beaked.
Flowering: late winter to spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone; south from Royal N.P.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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