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Ricinocarpos bowmanii F.Muell.
Family Euphorbiaceae
Common name: Western Wedding Bush, Bowman Jasmine

Ricinocarpos bowmanii F.Muell. APNI*

Synonyms: Ricinocarpos bowmanii var. planus GrĂ¼ning 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
AVH map***

Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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