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

Description: Shrub to c. 1.5 m, bark close and rough, younger stems pubescent.

Leaves elliptic to obovate 10–30 mm long, 6–8 mm wide, lower surface pubescent; apex infolded, point recurved; base tapering to a distinct pubescent petiole.

Flowers solitary or 2 together, c. 15 mm diam., white. Hypanthium 4–5 mm long, pubescent, pedicel 1 mm or more long. Sepals 3–4 mm long, densely pubescent. Petals 7–8 mm long. Stamens c.4 mm long. Ovary 5-locular.

Fruit 8–10 mm diam., valves scarcely expanding.


Flowering: mainly February

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in scrubby communities or very open exposed woodland on a rhyolite ridge, Deua N.P.
NSW subdivisions: SC

Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RCat
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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