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Common name: Woolly Teatree, Mountain Tea-tree
Leptospermum grandifolium Sm. APNI*
Synonyms: Leptospermum lanigerum var. grandifolium (Sm.) Hook.f. APNI*
Description: Shrub c. 1.5 m or small tree to > 6 m high, bark smooth, exfoliating, younger stems pubescent.
Leaves oblong or ovate to narrow-elliptic or obovate, mostly 10–30 mm long, 3–7 mm wide, recurved or flat, lower surface felted to glabrous; apex tapering, point pungent; base ± tapering to a short petiole.
Flowers solitary, c. 15 mm diam., white. Hypanthium 3–5 mm long, densely villous. Sepals 3–4 mm long, pubescent. Petals 4–7 mm long. Stamens c. 3.5 mm long. Ovary 5-locular.
Fruit 8–10 mm diam., surface lifting and flaking, valves usually spreading to exceed the base.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy swamps and along rocky streams from Hawkesbury R. to subalpine Mt Kosciusko.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by J. Thompson & V. Logan
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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