Rhytidosporum procumbens (Hook.) F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Billardiera procumbens (Hook.) E.M.Benn. APNI*
Pittosporum procumbens Hook. APNI*
Description: Dwarf shrub, sometimes almost prostrate, glabrous or slightly pubescent; rootstock slender.
Leaves linear to narrow-oblong, 5–20 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, apex acute and entire or apically 3-toothed, margins flat to recurved, often thickened to lower surface, sparsely hairy, becoming ± glabrous.
Flowers solitary or 2 or 3 together, terminal or subterminal; pedicels 2–3 mm long, glabrous to pubescent. Sepals c. 2 mm long, sparingly ciliate. Petals 3–7 mm long, white often with mauve on outside.
Capsule ovoid to broad-obovate, slightly compressed, 4–6 mm long, 5–8 mm wide, thinly leathery, glabrous, pedicel decurved or deflexed; style persistent.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs west to Griffith district.
Grows in heath, scrub and sclerophyll forest on sandstone, granite, or metamorphic substrates.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: L.W. Cayzer, M.D. Crisp & I.R.H. Telford (1999)
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