Common name: Slender Tea-tree
Leptospermum brevipes F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree to 4 m or more high, bark close, younger stems with appressed fine persistent hairs.
Leaves elliptic to narrow-oblanceolate or obovate, mostly 10–20 mm long, usually 2–5 mm wide, flat or recurved, silky or glabrous; apex obtuse or short-acuminate, usually recurved, point minute, pungent; base narrowing to a short petiole.
Flowers solitary or 2 together, 6–8 mm diam. white. Hypanthium 4–7 mm long, pedicel 2–8 mm long, silky. Sepals 1–1.5 mm long, silky. Petals c. 3 mm long. Stamens c. 1 mm long. Ovary usually 5-locular.
Fruit 3–4 mm diam.; pedicel 2–10 mm long, silky; valves rounded, exerted.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest, woodland and shrubland mostly on rocky granite outcrops on tablelands.
NSW subdivisions: NC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, SWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by J. Thompson & V. Logan
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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