Philotheca brevifolia (Endl.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Eriostemon brevifolius A.Cunn. ex Endl. APNI*
Description: Spreading shrub 0.3–2 m high; stems glandular-warty, ± finely pubescent except beneath leaf insertions.
Leaves terete, 2–4 mm long, <1 mm wide, rounded below, flat and narrowly grooved above, glandular-warty, glabrous or glabrescent, apex rounded and minutely black-apiculate (at least when young); sessile, stipules usually absent.
Flowers 1–4 in terminal sessile clusters; pedicels 1–3 mm long. Sepals with a dark-coloured, gland-like apiculum. Petals ovate, c. 5 mm long, white to pink, glabrous outside, midrib thickened.
Cocci erect, c. 3 mm long, beak c. 1 mm wide.
Distribution and occurrence: Usually grows in mallee communities on red sandy soils; chiefly Griffith district.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J.Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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