Leptospermum subglabratum Joy Thomps. APNI*
Description: Stout shrub to > 2 m high, bark flaking in thin layers, younger stems silky, glabrescent.
Leaves oblanceolate to obovate, often falcate, 15–35 mm long, 3–7 mm wide, flat or slightly incurved, silky to almost glabrous at maturity: apex obtuse to broad-acute, short point usually blunt; base tapering to a short narrow rather flattened petiole.
Flowers solitary, 10–15 mm diam., white. Hypanthium c. 3.5 mm long, glabrous except for silky pedicel; pedicel 1–1.5 mm long. Sepals 2.5–3.5 mm long, ciliate. Petals 5–6 mm long. Stamens 2–2.5 mm long. Ovary usually 5-locular.
Fruit 4–7 mm diam.; pedicel silky; valves not exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: and Jan. Grows in shrubby dry sclerophyll forest and heath in shallow rocky soil of sandstone escarpments of Budawang Ra. and adjacent ranges.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
Text by J. Thompson & V. Logan
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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