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Micromyrtus sessilis J.W.Green
Family Myrtaceae
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.


Flower
Photo D. Hardin

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in mallee, woodland or dry sclerophyll forest, often on rocky sites; mainly on the ranges, north from Griffith.
NSW subdivisions: SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

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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