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

Description: Shrub to 1 m high, bark close and firm, younger stems with a long appressed pubescence, glabrescent.

Leaves narrow-ovate, 10–20 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, glabrescent, apex long-tapering, point pungent; base gradually tapering; sessile.

Flowers solitary, 10–12 mm diam., white. Hypanthium often with conspicuous oil glands, c. 3 mm long, glabrous. Sepals c. 2 mm long, glabrous. Petals c. 5 mm long. Stamens 1.5–3 mm long. Ovary 5-locular.

Fruit 6–10 mm diam., surface ultimately gnarled, valves spreading beyond the rim.


Flowering: March–May and September-October

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in shrubby communities and heath on sandstone cliffs and escarpments.
NSW subdivisions: ?CC, CT

Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-
AVH map***

Text by J. Thompson & V. Logan
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


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