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

Description: Shrub to > 2 m high, bark rough, fibrous and flaky, younger stems pubescent.

Leaves broad-elliptic to obovate, 10–15 mm long, 4–6 mm wide, margins flat or recurving, tardily glabrescent; apex broad-acuminate, incurving, tip broad and pungent; base narrowing to a short petiole often thickened behind the base and frequently laterally enlarged there.

Flowers solitary, c. 15 mm diam., white. Hypanthium c. 4 mm long, pubescent. Sepals c. 3 mm long, pubescent. Petals 4–6 mm long. Stamens 2–3 mm long. Ovary usually 5-locular.

Fruit c. 10 mm diam., surface pubescent, lifting and flaking, valves spreading to the rim, or wider.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: mostly December–March

Distribution and occurrence: In moist places in forest at Clyde Mtn.
NSW subdivisions: ST

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable ROTAP: 2V
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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