Nematolepis elliptica (Paul G.Wilson) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Phebalium ellipticum Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Description: Bushy shrub to 1.5 m high; stems terete, scaly, glandular-warty.
Leaves elliptic to ± ovate, 2–3.5 cm long, 8–15 mm wide, apex retuse, margins flat, upper surface glabrous, lower surface silvery-scaly.
Inflorescences 2–5-flowered, c. 10 mm long; bracts small, ± leaf-like, very reduced upwards, caducous, pedicels short. Sepals triangular, fleshy. Petals slightly imbricate, c. 5 mm long, white.
Cocci spreading, c. 3 mm long, ± square, very shortly apiculate.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest and shrubland, often amongst rocky outcrops, in the ranges east of Cooma.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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