Common name: Rock Waxflower
Philotheca trachyphylla (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Eriostemon trachyphyllus F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree, 2–7 m high; stems terete, warty, ± glaucous, glabrous.
Leaves oblong to elliptic or narrow-obovate, usually 30–50 mm long, 5–9 mm wide, apex acute to rounded, shortly mucronate, base gradually narrowed, margins wrinkled due to small warts, glabrous; sessile.
Flowers axillary, solitary or in clusters of 3; pedicels 6–12 mm long. Petals elliptic, 6–7 mm long, white, glandular along rib. Carpels lacking a solid sterile apex.
Capsule at first ± globose, c. 5 mm long; cocci later splitting apart and slightly spreading, not apiculate.
Flowering: chiefly spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest in moist gullies and hillsides, chiefly in coastal ranges south from Braidwood.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J.Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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