Common name: Twin-flower Tea-tree
Leptospermum emarginatum H.L.Wendl. ex Link APNI*
Description: Shrub to 4 m high, bark irregular and rough, younger stems silky, glabrescent.
Leaves aromatic, oblanceolate, narrow-obovate or elliptic, mostly 20–30 mm long, usually 2.5–7 mm wide, flat, mostly glabrous, apex retuse, tapering to a broad base.
Flowers up to 5 together, c. 7 mm diam., white. Hypanthium with conspicuous glands, c. 7 mm long, glabrous; tapering into pedicel. Sepals 1–1.5 mm long, mostly glabrous. Petals 3–4 mm long. Stamens 2.5–4 mm long. Ovary usually 5-locular.
Fruit 3.5–5 mm diam.; pedicel 3–4 mm long; valves exserted and spreading beyond the rim opening.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows along river banks and rocky creeks south from Grose R.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by J. Thompson & V. Logan
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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