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Leptospermum speciosum Schauer
Family Myrtaceae
Leptospermum speciosum Schauer APNI*

Description: Shrub usually 1–3 m high but occasionally becoming small trees reaching 5–6 m; bark peeling in strips; younger stems pubescent.

Leaves broad-lanceolate to elliptic, mostly 20–30 mm long, 5–10 mm wide, incurved; apex acute, usually infolded, point blunt; base almost stem-clasping, pubescent; petiole densely pubescent.

Flowers several together, 8–10 mm diam., white. Hypanthium c. 3 mm long, pubescent. Sepals c. 2 mm long, pubescent, ciliate. Petals 3–4 mm long. Stamens c. 1.5 mm long. Ovary 3-locular.

Fruit c. 5 mm diam., pubescent; valves exserted.


Photo © ANBG

Herbarium
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Flowering: August–September

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in swampy heath in poor sandy soil north from Clarence R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

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


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