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Micromyrtus minutiflora (F.Muell.) Benth.
Family Myrtaceae
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.


Flower
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Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest in western part of the Cumberland Plain; rare.
NSW subdivisions: CC

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered ROTAP: 2V
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
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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