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Micrantheum ericoides Desf.
Family Picrodendraceae
Micrantheum ericoides Desf. APNI*

Description: Heath-like shrub to 70 cm high, branches and sometimes leaves pubescent.

Leaves linear to narrow-elliptic, 4–10 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, apex ± acute.

Flowers solitary or in pairs. Male flowers on peduncle 1–2 mm long; perianth segments 1.5 mm long; stamens 3. Female flowers on peduncle lengthening to 5 mm in fruit.

Capsule 6–7 mm long, 4 mm wide, smooth.


Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and dry sclerophyll forest on sandy soils of low fertility.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


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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