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

Description: Erect to spreading shrub, 1–1.2 m high.

Leaves obovate, usually 1–2.5 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, margins minutely ciliate.

Flowers ± sessile, solitary in upper axils, forming ± terminal clusters of 5–10; bracteoles to 2 mm long, caducous. Hypanthium obconical, 1–2.5 mm long, ribs prominent. Sepals < 1 mm long, membranous, margins usually minutely toothed. Petals broad-elliptic, 1.5–2 mm long, white to pinkish. Stamens 5, 1–1.5 mm long.

Fruit scarcely enlarged from flower.


Herbarium
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Flowering: late winter to spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in mallee, heath or woodland, in a variety of habitats from red sand to skeletal soil; widespread in inland regions from Louth to Griffith and in the Nandewar Ra. and near Gloucester.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, CWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld
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
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