Leionema westonii L.M.Copel. & I.Telford APNI*
Synonyms: Leionema sp. Macleay Gorges APNI*
Description: Shrub, rhizomatous and much-branched, to 70 cm tall. Stems pilose with spreading white simple hairs.
Leaves narrowly elliptic or linear, 6–16 mm long, 1–1.8 mm wide, apex obtuse, margin revolute, upper surface pilose, lower surface minutely white-papillose and sparsely pilose.
Inflorescence terminal cymose, solitary flowers in the upper axils, exceeding leaves; pedicels 3–5.5 mm long, pilose, bearing a subulate, pilose bracteole 2.4–2.8 mm long just below the calyx. Calyx cup-shaped, 1.3–1.6 mm long, sparsely hispidulous, sometimes with minute stellate hairs, 5-toothed, the teeth triangular, c.1 mm long. Petals spreading, 4–4.6 mm long, white, upper surface glabrous, lower surface glandular punctate and sparsely and shortly pilose. Ovary papillose.
Fruit and seeds not seen.
Flowering: Late summer to autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Known only from one population in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.
Grows in a Eucalyptus campanulata layered woodland with Allocasuarina littoralis and Poa sieberiana.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Text by M Duretto
Taxon concept: Copeland & Telford (2018) Telopea 21: 19-24.
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