Leptospermum morrisonii Joy Thomps. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree, from c. 2 to > 5 m high, bark firm, ultimately corrugated, younger stems with a short persistent pubescence.
Leaves aromatic, narrow-elliptic to oblanceolate, 15–35 mm long, 2–8 mm wide, flat or recurved, silky at first, soon glabrous; apex acute, point blunt and infolded; base tapering, scarcely petiolate.
Flowers solitary, usually 12–15 mm diam., greenish cream or white. Hypanthium c. 4 mm long. Sepals 2.5–3.5 mm long, glabrous. Petals 5–7 mm long. Stamens 3.5–4.5 mm long. Ovary 5-locular.
Fruit 6–10 mm diam., valves spreading to exceed rim.
Flowering: late Dec.
Distribution and occurrence: and Jan. Grows in sclerophyll woodland and shrubby communities on exposed rocky escarpments, slopes or on rocky creek banks or sandy alluvium, from southern Blue Mtns to Corang R.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Text by J. Thompson & V. Logan
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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