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Philotheca cuticularis Paul G.Wilson
Family Rutaceae
Philotheca cuticularis Paul G.Wilson APNI*

Description: Shrub to 60 cm high; branchlets glandular-warty, sparsely and finely pubescent when young; cuticle separating early as a membranous pale tunic.

Leaves subterete, 0.15–0.25 cm long and <0.5 mm wide, glandular-warty, apex obtuse to rounded, fleshy, glabrous; petiole short, stipules small.

Flowers solitary, terminal; pedicels 0.5–1 mm long. Sepals glabrous, irregular in size and shape, from fleshy and 1 mm long, to leaf-like and 2 mm long. Petals elliptic, c. 2.5 mm long, white, sparsely hairy within, glabrous outside. Stamens free; filaments ciliate; anthers glabrous, apiculate.

Cocci not seen.


Flowering: Flowers recorded April

Distribution and occurrence: In N.S.W. recorded from Koonenberry Mtn, rare, in inland districts.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by P.H. Weston & G.J.Harden
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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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