Philotheca linearis (A.Cunn. ex Endl.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Eriostemon linearis A.Cunn. ex Endl. APNI*
Description: Small shrub 0.5–1.6 m high; stems densely glandular-warty, glabrous or minutely pubescent when young.
Leaves ± terete, from 8 mm long and fleshy with rounded apex, up to 20 mm long and slender with acute apex, 0.5–1 mm wide, glabrous; stipules small, black, globose.
Flowers solitary; pedicel 4–6 mm long, minutely bracteolate at base. Petals narrow-elliptic, 4–6 mm long, white to pale pink, glandular, slightly tomentose inside and on outside towards margin.
Cocci spreading, c. 5 mm long, prominently beaked.
Flowering: chiefly spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in rocky areas with skeletal soils, chiefly in Cobar–Bourke–Broken Hill district.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: S.A.
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J.Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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