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

Description: Compact or diffuse shrub usually 15–60 cm high; stems terete, 4-angled or ridged, hairy.

Leaves in whorls of 4–6, rarely fewer at base of stems, linear, 3–15 mm long and usually < 1 mm wide, often recurved, margins revolute often covering the midrib; sessile.

Flowers solitary; peduncles 6–15 mm long. Sepals 1.5–2 mm long. Petals 5–10 mm long, deep lilac-pink. Ovary hairy, rarely glabrous; ovules 2.

Fruit ± beaked, broad-elliptic to ± obovate, c. 6 mm long; seeds not seen.


Flower
Photo J. Plaza

Flowering: mostly Aug.–Nov.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy heath and dry sclerophyll forest; chiefly in the Sydney district, south to Robertson.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT

Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-
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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