Common name: Wallum Phebalium
Phebalium woombye (F.M.Bailey) Domin APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2 m high; stems stellate-scaly.
Leaves oblong-elliptic to broad-elliptic, 1.5–6 cm long, 2–11 mm wide, apex obtuse to rounded, upper surface channelled and glabrous, lower surface with silvery scales.
Inflorescences 4–10-flowered; pedicels 4–15 mm long. Calyx obturbinate, with silvery to rusty scales on both sides. Petals to 6 mm long, with rusty scales on the outside. Stamens inclined to one side of flower.
Cocci slightly spreading, c. 4 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and dry sclerophyll forest on sandy soil, north from Glenreagh; rare in N.S.W.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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