Leionema ralstonii (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Phebalium ralstonii (F.Muell.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 1 m high; stems smooth, glabrous.
Leaves ± oblanceolate, 2.5–5 cm long, 5–8 mm wide, apex slightly 2-lobed, base gradually narrowed, margins recurved or revolute when dry, smooth, ± glabrous, midrib impressed above and prominent below.
Inflorescences terminal, compact cymes, 4–7-flowered, peduncles recurved; pedicels fleshy, c. 3 mm long. Calyx hemispherical, fleshy, glabrous, lobes triangular. Petals c. 8 mm long, pale green. Stamens more than twice as long as petals.
Cocci erect, 4–5 mm long, outer angle apiculate.
Flowering: sporadically, but chiefly winter.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open forest along creeks and on ridges in the Bega to Eden district.
Grows in open forest along creeks and on ridges in the Bega to Eden district.
NSW subdivisions: SC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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