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