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Leptospermum epacridoideum Cheel
Family Myrtaceae
Leptospermum epacridoideum Cheel APNI*

Description: Shrub, usually 1–2 m high, bark close and firm, younger stems minutely retrorsely pubescent.

Leaves aromatic, broad-elliptic to ± circular, 2–3 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, thick, incurved, prominent glands on the lower surface, glabrous; apex rounded and often with an umbo; base broad above a short thick petiole.

Flowers solitary, c. 10 mm diam., white or pink. Hypanthium c. 3 mm long, glabrous. Sepals c. 3.5 mm long, minutely pubescent. Petals c. 5 mm long. Stamens c. 2.5 mm long. Ovary usually 5-locular.

Fruit 6–8 mm diam., surface lifting, becoming gnarled, tardily dehiscent.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: mostly February

Distribution and occurrence: and Mar. Grows in heath or sclerophyll forest, on sandstone mostly confined to the Jervis Bay area.
NSW subdivisions: ?CC, SC

Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RC-
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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