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

Description: Shrub c. 1 m high, bark close, shed in strips, younger stems densely silky.

Leaves obovate to broad-elliptic, often concave, 4–8 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, silky on base and margins; apex variably rounded to acute or acuminate, point blunt to pungent; base tapering ± gradually to a short slender petiole often broader at the base.

Flowers 1–4 together, c. 7 mm diam., white or pink. Hypanthium c. 10 mm long, pedicel often at least 5 mm long, silky. Sepals 1–1.5 mm long, pubescent. Petals 2–2.5 mm long. Stamens c. 1 mm or less in length. Ovary 3- to 5-locular.

Fruit 2–3.5 mm diam., glabrescent; pedicel mostly 6–8 mm long; valves not much exserted.


Flower
Photo W. Cherry

Flowering: Nov.–Dec.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath on rocky escarpments near Lithgow.
NSW subdivisions: CT

Threatened species: ROTAP: 2R
AVH map***

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


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***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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