Common name: Western Wedding Bush, Bowman Jasmine
Ricinocarpos bowmanii F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Ricinocarpos bowmanii var. planus Grüning APNI*
Description: Shrub to 1 m high, branches woolly to tomentose.
Leaves linear to oblong, mostly 1–4 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, upper surface with sparse stellate hairs, becoming scabrous with age; ± sessile.
Flower clusters with 3–6 males and 1 female, peduncle 10–15 mm long. Sepals c. 4 mm long. Petals c. 10 mm long, pink or white.
Capsule 8–10 mm long, densely hairy with long stellate hairs, becoming ± glabrous.
Flowering: winter to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread on soils of low fertility, in dry sclerophyll forest, mallee communities or on rocky ridges.
NSW subdivisions: CC, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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