Micromyrtus sessilis J.W.Green APNI*
Description: Dense, spreading shrub 0.5–1.5 m high.
Leaves linear to oblanceolate, 1.5–3 mm long, 0.5–0.8 mm wide, margins minutely ciliate.
Flowers ± sessile, solitary in upper axils, forming small compact heads to loose flowering regions; bracteoles 1–1.5 mm long, caducous. Hypanthium 1–1.5 mm long, obconical, ribs rounded. Sepals < 1 mm long, membranous, margins usually minutely toothed. Petals circular to elliptic, 1–1.5 mm long, white to pale pink. Stamens 5, 1–1.5 mm long.
Fruit scarcely enlarged from flower.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in mallee, woodland or dry sclerophyll forest, often on rocky sites; mainly on the ranges.
NSW subdivisions: NC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld
This species intergrades with M. striata where their ranges overlap, in the south-western CWS and adjacent SWP.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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