Philotheca angustifolia (Paul G.Wilson) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Eriostemon angustifolius Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Description: Shrub 0.3–2 m high; stems glandular-warty, slightly hairy in narrow grooves between decurrent strips.
Leaves terete to clavate, 2–10 mm long, <1 mm wide, narrowly grooved above, glandular-warty, apex acute to obtuse or rounded, not apiculate, usually glabrous; ± sessile.
Flowers 1–4, in terminal sessile umbels; pedicels 0.5–4 mm long. Petals 4–6 mm long, white with pink midrib (pink in bud), glabrous outside, midrib thickened and slightly glandular.
Cocci erect, c. 3 mm long, shortly beaked.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open woodland; rare, only record for N.S.W. in the Lachlan district in 1882.
NSW subdivisions: CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
The one subspecies recorded in NSW, P angustifolia subsp. angustifolia, is listed as presumed extinct in NSW.
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J.Harden
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