Philotheca ciliata Hook. APNI*
Synonyms: Philotheca sp. A sensu Porteners (1991) APNI*
Philotheca australis var. parviflora Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect to spreading, much-branched shrub, 0.6–1.7 m high, sparsely pubescent to glabrescent.
Leaves few to numerous, narrow-linear or ± terete, 3–9 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, glabrous to sparsely ciliate.
Flowers usually solitary, sometimes 2 or 3 together. Sepals broad-triangular, 0.5–1 mm long. Petals obovate, 4–5 mm long, white to pink, darker below along the midline, both surfaces minutely hoary-pubescent except for the broad glabrous midline below.
Fruit not seen.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland and mallee in sandy soil, chiefly in the West Wyalong district and the northern Pilliga Scrub.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, NWP, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J.Harden
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