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Common name: Flaky-barked Tea-tree, Slender Tea-tree
Leptospermum trinervium (Sm.) Joy Thomps. APNI*
Synonyms: Leptospermum attenuatum Sm. APNI*
Leptospermum stellatum Cav. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree, 2–5 m high, bark in thin flaking layers, younger stems pubescent.
Leaves broad-obovate to very narrow-elliptic and falcate, 10–20 mm long, 1–6 mm wide, silky, glabrescent; apex rounded to acuminate, point blunt; base tapering or rounded; shortly petiolate.
Flowers solitary or 2 together, 7–15 mm diam., white. Hypanthium 3 or more mm long pubescent. Sepals 1.5–2.5 mm long, pubescent. Petals 5–7 mm long. Stamens 1.5–2 mm long. Ovary 4- or 5-locular.
Fruit 3–6 mm diam., pubescent; valves not exserted.
Flowering: spring on coast, summer on tablelands.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest, heath and scrub in deep or shallow sandy soil; from coast to upper Hunter Valley.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by J. Thompson & V. Logan
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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