Philotheca difformis (A.Cunn. ex Endl.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Eriostemon rhombeus Lindl. APNI*
Eriostemon rhomboideus Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Description: Shrub 0.5–2 m high, stems sparsely glandular-warty, ± finely pubescent all round.
Leaves variable, from ± ovate to rhomboid and c. 4 mm long and 2 mm wide to subterete and c. 8 mm long and 1 mm wide, margins with 1 or 2 glandular warts on either side, apex rounded and minutely black glandular-punctate, fleshy, glabrous; petiole short, stipules small, black.
Flowers 1–4 in sessile clusters; pedicels 2–3 mm long. Petals oblong-elliptic, 4–5 mm long, white, sparsely tomentose, midrib prominent.
Cocci erect, oblong, c. 5 mm long, apex truncate, warty, shortly beaked.
Flowering: sporadically throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, chiefly in inland districts.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CT, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J.Harden
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Leaves fleshy, convex above, concave or channelled below||subsp. difformis|
|Leaves leathery, flat||subsp. smithiana|
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