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Leptospermum parvifolium Sm.
Family Myrtaceae
Leptospermum parvifolium Sm. APNI*

Description: Shrub to 2 m, close bark flaking, younger stems with long fine spreading hairs or silky, persistent or glabrescent.

Leaves usually narrow- to broad-obovate, mostly 3–8 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, usually glabrous; apex usually obtuse and rounded, flat or incurved; base tapering to a slender petiole c. 1 mm in length.

Flowers solitary, c. 10 mm diam., white or pink. Hypanthium usually with dense, long, spreading hairs; hairs 2–3 mm long. Sepals 1–2 mm long, pubescent, ciliate. Petals c. 4 mm long. Stamens 1–1.5 mm long. Ovary 5-locular.

Fruit often held through season, c. 4 mm diam., pubescent; valves well exserted.


Habit
Photo A.E. Orme

Flower
Photo D. Hardin

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: mostly Sept.–Nov.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest, on poor sandy or gravelly soil and rocky ridges, from Warialda to Nowra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, ?NT, CT, NWS, CWS, NWP
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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