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Monotoca rotundifolia J.H.Willis
Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Epacridoideae
Common name: Trailing Monotoca

Monotoca rotundifolia J.H.Willis APNI*

Description: Prostrate or ascending shrub to 30 cm high; branchlets finely hispid.

Leaves erect to spreading, broad-ovate or oblong to ± circular (particularly young seasonal growth), 1.8–6 mm long, 1.4–5.5 mm wide, margins entire or ciliate to finely toothed towards apex; lamina glabrous, discolorous, upper surface flat to convex, lower surface glaucous and distinctly 3-ribbed; petiole 0.7–1.3 mm long, glabrous, red.

Flowers solitary, erect, often lacking subtending bract, axillary, cream; peduncle 0.5–1 mm long; bracteoles 0.7–0.8 mm long. Sepals 0.9–1 mm long. Corolla tube U-shaped to campanulate, 1–1.3 mm long, glabrous; lobes 0.9–1.3 mm long, papillose inside.

Fruit unknown.

Photo J. Miles

Other photo
Photo J. Miles

Flowering: March

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in shrubland and mallee heath at 1250-1360 m alt.; south from Big Badja Hill.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
AVH map***

Text by J. M. Powell, except for groups with contributors listed
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)

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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