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Tetratheca decora Joy Thomps.
Family Elaeocarpaceae
Tetratheca decora Joy Thomps. APNI*

Description: Shrub to 30–40 cm high with erect or ascending branches; stems terete, ridged, densely hairy.

Leaves alternate, rarely opposite, linear to ± elliptic, 3–15 mm long, usually 1–1.5 mm wide, margins ± revolute; petiole short or absent.

Flowers solitary; peduncles usually 3–6 mm long. Sepals 2.5–4 mm long, ± crenate towards apex. Petals 6–15 mm long, deep lilac-pink. Ovary hairy or glabrous; ovules 2.

Fruit depressed-globose, 4–5 mm long; seeds c. 4 mm long.


Type
Specimen

Flowering: mostly September–November

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone; in the Warrumbungle Mtns and scattered from Putty district to the Nowra area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, NWS, CWS
AVH map***

Text by C. Gardner & L. Murray
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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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