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Styphelia psiloclada J.M.Powell
Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Epacridoideae
Styphelia psiloclada J.M.Powell APNI*

Description: Erect to spreading shrub to 1 m high; branchlets glabrous.

Leaves oblong, rarely broad-ovate to elliptic, 8.3–17.4 mm long, 3.9–7.5 mm wide, ± obtuse; margin entire; upper surface flat to slightly convex, lower surface scabrous; petiole to 2 mm long.

Flowers spreading to pendent, light pink to dark crimson-pink, lighter inside; bracteoles 2.6–3.2 mm long, glabrous. Sepals 5.5–6.6 mm long, tinged red, glabrous. Corolla tube 13.4–18.1 mm long; lobes 16.1–17.9 mm long. Filaments 12.5–15.5 mm long; anthers 3.7–4.8 mm long. Ovary ovoid, 4–5 mm long, ridged.

Fruits not seen.


Flowering: Flowers February–March

Distribution and occurrence: Known only from Wadbilliga and Nalbaugh National Parks on the South Coast.

Grows in Eucalyptus forest on rocky ridges on sandy soil at 900-1130 m altitude.
NSW subdivisions: ST

Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-
AVH map***

Text by E.A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora NSW III


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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