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Leptospermum argenteum Joy Thomps.
Family Myrtaceae
Leptospermum argenteum Joy Thomps. APNI*

Description: Shrub to 7 m high, bark close, smooth, shed in strips or flakes, younger stems densely pubescent.

Leaves broad-obovate to elliptic, mostly 5–15 mm long and half as wide; apex obtuse, broadly rounded to acute with umbo; base tapering to a short petiole.

Flowers usually solitary, 8–12 mm diam., white. Hypanthium 3–4 mm long, with short irregular hairs, pedicel-like base c. 1 mm long, densely hairy. Sepals c. 2 mm long, pubescent in part. Petals 4–5 mm long. Stamens 2–3 mm long. Ovary 5-locular.

Fruit 5–7 mm diam., surface lifting, later scaly, valves exserted to be higher and wider than the base.

Flowering: January

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest and woodland communities along watercourses or in swamps, confined to Barrington Tops area.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CWS

Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RC-
AVH map***

Text by J. Thompson & V. Logan
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)

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***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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