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

Description: Shrub c. 2 m high, close bark shed in strips or flakes, younger stems pubescent.

Leaves broad-obovate to oblanceolate, mostly 5–10 mm long, usually 2.5–4 mm wide, incurved, thick, glands prominent, pubescent; apex obtuse to broad acute, point often blunt; base tapering to a very short broad petiole.

Flowers usually solitary, 8–10 mm diam., white. Hypanthium glands obvious, c. 3 mm long, pubescent. Sepals 1.5–2 mm long, pubescent. Petals 3–4 mm long. Stamens 1.5–2 mm long. Ovary 5-locular.

Fruit 4–8 mm diam., surface lifting, later gnarled, valves only occasionally spread beyond rim.


Photo © ANBG

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Flowering: November–December

Distribution and occurrence: In high-altitude swamps and along rocky stream banks, north from Nundle district.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
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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