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Micromyrtus blakelyi J.W.Green
Family Myrtaceae
Micromyrtus blakelyi J.W.Green APNI*

Description: Low spreading shrub 0.3–0.6 m high.

Leaves linear, deeply keeled, 2.5–4.5 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, margins and keel ciliate.

Flowers ± sessile, solitary in upper axils, forming loose subterminal heads or elongated clusters; bracteoles c. 2 mm long, ± persistent. Hypanthium obconical, 2–2.5 mm long, prominently 5–8-ribbed. Sepals 1.5–2 mm long, scarious, tinged with pink, margins ciliate. Petals broad-elliptic or obovate, 2–3 mm long, pink, margins ciliate. Stamens 5, 1.5–2 mm long.

Fruit somewhat enlarged from flower.


Flower
Photo J. Plaza

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath in depressions on sandstone rock platforms; restricted to areas near the Hawkesbury R.
NSW subdivisions: CC

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable ROTAP: 2VCi
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


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