Sannantha pluriflora (F.Muell.) Peter G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Camphoromyrtus pluriflora F.Muell. APNI*
Babingtonia pluriflora (F.Muell.) A.R.Bean APNI*
Baeckea virgata sensu Wilson, Peter G. in Harden, G.J. (1991) Flora of New South Wales 2: 184 p.p. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree to 4 m high; branchlets 4-angled, slightly flanged.
Leaves lanceolate to elliptic, 10–30 mm long, (1-)2–6 mm wide; midvein distinctly impressed above (particularly when dry) and often keeled below; apex obtuse to acute; margins entire; oil glands prominent, especially on lower surface; petiole 0.8–1.5 mm long.
Inflorescences usually with 3–7 flowers (rarely 9); peduncle 5–13 mm long; pedicels 3–7 mm long, bracteoles linear, to 1.2 mm long. Hypanthium ± smooth. Calyx lobes compound, inner lobes to c. 0.6 mm long, outer lobes about half as long. Corolla to 10 mm diam.; petals broad-ovate to circular, 2.5–3.7 mm long. Stamens 8–15.
Capsule 2.5–3.5 mm diam.; seeds flattened D-shaped.
Flowering: Flowers chiefly Oct–January
Distribution and occurrence: Most commonly grows in eucalypt forest close to watercourses on deep sandy soils, widespread on the coast and coastal ranges; south from Port Stephens.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Previously included in Baeckea virgata (J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.) Andrews
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Wilson et al. (2007) Australian Systematic Botany 20: 302-318.
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