Common name: Olive Tea-tree
Leptospermum liversidgei R.T.Baker & H.G.Sm. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 4 m high, bark close, younger stems with a short pubescence.
Leaves lemon-scented, narrow-obovate, usually 5–7 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, thick, incurved, glabrous, apex broad acute to obtuse, tip recurved; base long tapering to a very short petiole.
Flowers solitary, 10–12 mm diam., white or pink. Hypanthium c. 3 mm long, glabrous or minutely pubescent, with conspicuous glands; pedicel-like base 1–1.5 mm long. Sepals c. 2 mm long, glabrous. Stamens 1.5–2.5 mm long. Ovary usually 5-locular.
Fruit base often sunk in the stems, 7–10 mm diam., valves exserted to half the depth of base and not wider than the rim.
Flowering: mostly January
Distribution and occurrence: In low-lying sandy swampy coastal heath, north from Myall Lakes.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by J. Thompson & V. Logan
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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