Micromyrtus minutiflora (F.Muell.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Slender spreading shrub to 2 m high.
Leaves oblong to ovate, 1–4 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, margins ciliate.
Flowers solitary on a peduncle up to 0.5 mm long, sometimes forming small terminal clusters; bracteoles c. 0.5 mm long, semipersistent. Hypanthium narrow-obconical, 1 mm long, with 5 ribs that branch below sepals. Sepals < 0.5 mm long, membranous. Petals elliptic, c. 1 mm long, white. Stamens 5, up to 0.5 mm long.
Fruit only slightly enlarged from flower.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest in western part of the Cumberland Plain; rare.
NSW subdivisions: CC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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