Common name: Golden Heath
Styphelia adscendens R.Br. APNI*
Description: Spreading semi-prostrate shrub, 0.2–0.5 m high; branchlets pubescent.
Leaves mostly elliptic to ± oblanceolate, 5.3–23 mm long, 1.8–5.5 mm wide, margins scarious, finely toothed; lamina glabrous, upper surface flat or concave; petiole to 1 mm long.
Flowers erect, cream, pale yellow-green or occasionally pink or red; bracteoles 2.9–3.6 mm long, glabrous. Sepals 7–9 mm long, pubescent but with margins ± glabrous, pink-tipped. Corolla tube 12.5–15 mm long; lobes 13–17.5 mm long. Filaments 11–14 mm long; anthers 4.3–5.8 mm long.
Fruit 4.3–8.5 mm long, slightly lobed.
Flowering: June–Dec., mainly Oct.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open scrub and dry sclerophyll forest on sandy soils; south from Nerriga.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by J. M. Powell, except for groups with contributors listed
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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