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Phebalium verrucosum (Paul G.Wilson) I.Telford & J.J.Bruhl
Family Rutaceae
Phebalium verrucosum (Paul G.Wilson) I.Telford & J.J.Bruhl APNI*

Synonyms: Phebalium squamulosum subsp. verrucosum Paul G.Wilson APNI*

Description: Shrub to 5 m high; stems slightly glandular-verrucose, densely white-lepidote.

Leaves narrowly elliptic, oblong or linear, 13–38 mm long, 1.8–6 mm wide, upper surface verrucose initially stellate-hairy becoming papillose by loss of hair branches, rarely ± glabrous; lower surface densely white lepidote, rarely with also some rusty hairs, margins flat or slightly recurved, apex rounded, minutely apiculate, truncate or ± retuse.

Inflorescences 2–5(-12)-flowered; peduncle 1–8 mm long; pedicels 2.4–6 mm long. Calyx cupulate, verrucose, densely white lepidote. Petals 2.5–3.5 mm long, silvery or rusty lepidote outside, cream-white inside.

Cocci erect to slightly spreading, 3.5–4 mm long, shortly beaked.

Flowering: Spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Confined to north-eastern NSW to the eastern Northern Tableands, and along the Nymboida River (North Coast).

Found in rocky areas on gorge edges at 900-1000 m altitude, and along rocky streams down to 180 m altitude. Occurs in woodland, dry rainforest asnd riverine communities.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NC
AVH map***

Text by Marco Duretto
Taxon concept: Telford & Bruhl (2014) telopea 16: 127-132.

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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