Lenwebbia prominens N.Snow & Guymer APNI*
Synonyms: Austromyrtus lasioclada (F.Muell.) L.S.Sm. APNI*
Austromyrtus sp. A APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree to 9 m high with reddish brown rough, scaly bark; branchlets densely covered with fawn to dark brown hairs.
Leaves with lamina elliptic to lanceolate, usually 3–10 cm long and 20–35 mm wide, lower surface finely pubescent, apex acute or acuminate; petiole 3–8 mm long.
Flowers axillary, solitary, in pairs or rarely 3-flowered cymes; pedicels 8–25 mm long. Hypanthium silky. Sepals triangular, 1–2 mm long. Petals 4–5 mm long, white. Stamens up to 6 mm long. Ovary 3-locular; style 3–5 mm long.
Fruit 6–10 mm long, 5–8 mm diam., purple to black.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subtropical rainforest, often on stream banks; north from Lismore district.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by Peter G. Wilson
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