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Sannantha angusta (A.R.Bean) Peter G.Wilson
Family Myrtaceae
Sannantha angusta (A.R.Bean) Peter G.Wilson APNI*

Synonyms: Babingtonia angusta A.R.Bean APNI*
Babingtonia sp. Atherton (Bean 5707) APNI*
Baeckea sp. 'Clarence River' sensu Elliot & Jones (1982) APNI*
Baeckea virgata sensu Wilson, Peter G. in Harden, G.J. (1991) Flora of New South Wales 2: 184 p.p. APNI*

Description: Shrub to 2.5 m high; branchlets 4-angled, not flanged.

Leaves narrow-oblanceolate to linear, 5.5–10 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, apex acute to acuminate, margins entire, oil glands visible on both surfaces; petiole 0.6–1.2 mm long.

Inflorescences usually 1–3-flowered, sometimes to 7-flowered; peduncle 2.5–7.5 mm long; pedicels 1–3 mm long, bracteoles narrow-triangular, to 1 mm long. hypathium more or less smooth. Calyx lobes compound, inner lobes to c. 7 mm long, outer lobes shorter. Sepals broad-triangular. Corolla to 8mm diam.; petals circulat, 2–2.8 mm long. Stamens 8–13.

Capsule 3–3.5 mm diam.; seeds flattened D-shaped.

Photo J. & P. Edwards


Flowering: Flowers November to March

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in rocky sites on forested hillsides, often near watercourses, from 200 to 1050 m altitude; north from the Kempsey district.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Previously included in Baeckea virgata (J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.) Andrews. A selected cultivated form has been widely cultivated; it is known as Baekea sp.'Clarence River'.

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Wilson et al. (2007) Australian Systematic Botany 20: 302-318.

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