Common name: Narrow-leafed Phebalium
Phebalium stenophyllum (Benth.) Maiden & Betche APNI*
Synonyms: Phebalium squamulosum var. stenophyllum Benth. APNI*
Description: Narrow-leaved Phebalium Shrub 1–1.5 m high; stems with ± brownish scales. Leaves linear to narrow-oblong, ± terete, 0.4–2 cm long, 0.8–2 mm wide, apex obtuse, margins recurved to tightly revolute, upper surface ± glabrous (scaly when young), lower surface stellate-scaly but often obscured by the revolute margins. Inflorescences 3–10-flowered, sessile; pedicels slender, 3–8 mm long. Calyx hemispherical, smooth, with silvery to rusty scales, margin undulate. Petals 3.5–4.5 mm long, with silvery and rusty scales outside. Cocci erect to slightly spreading, 3–4 mm long, outer angle shortly beaked. Flowers spring.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST, NWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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