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Common name: Mountain Phebalium
Leionema phylicifolium (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Phebalium phylicifolium F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Compact shrub to 1.5 m high; stems finely stellate-pubescent.
Leaves ± spreading, linear to narrow-oblong or narrow-elliptic, ± terete, 0.8–1.7 cm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, apex acute to obtuse, margins recurved to revolute, upper surface smooth and glabrous, lower surface usually stellate-hairy.
Inflorescences terminal, ± cylindrical clusters with short glabrous peduncles in the axils of the uppermost leaves; pedicels ± fleshy. Calyx obturbinate, fleshy, glabrous, lobes triangular. Petals 3.5–4 mm long, pale yellow, gland-dotted.
Cocci ± erect, c. 3 mm long, outer angle shortly apiculate.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and dry sclerophyll forest, chiefly in alpine or subalpine regions of the Kosciusko N.P.; south from the upper Tuross R.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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