Common name: Green Tea-tree
Leptospermum coriaceum (F.Muell. ex Miq.) Cheel APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2 m, bark close, younger stems silky, soon glabrous.
Leaves ovate to oblanceolate or elliptic, usually 10–20 mm long, 3–5 mm wide, glabrescent; apex acute to obtuse or short-acuminate, point short; base tapering to a short rounded petiole.
Flowers usually 2 together, 12–15 mm diam., white. Hypanthium 2–3 mm long, glabrous or silky. Sepals 1.5–2 mm long, almost glabrous or silky. Petals 5–7 mm long. Stamens 1–2 mm long. Ovary mostly 4–7-locular.
Fruit 5–8 mm diam. with a slightly fleshy outer surface; valves somewhat exserted but forming a flat-topped fruit. Seeds often broadly winged.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in mallee of inland dunes and sandy soils south of Cobar. Also occurs in Victoria and South Australia.
NSW subdivisions: SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by J. Thompson & V. Logan. Modified by Peter Wilson Oct 2008.
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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