Tetratheca rubioides A.Cunn. APNI*
Synonyms: Tetratheca richardsiana Blakely APNI*
Description: Compact shrub, usually 30–60 cm high; stems terete, 4-angled and ridged, hairy.
Leaves usually in whorls of 5–7, rarely fewer on the lower parts of the branches, linear, 3–15 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, upper surface densely hairy, margins revolute; sessile.
Flowers solitary; peduncles 4–12 mm long. Sepals 1–2 mm long. Petals 5–11 mm long, deep lilac-pink. Ovary hairy or glabrous; ovules 2.
Fruit ± beaked, obovate or cuneate, c. 5 mm long; seeds c. 3 mm long.
Flowering: mostly Oct.–Nov.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and dry sclerophyll forest, mainly on sandstone; on the ranges from the Blues Mtns to the Braidwood district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, CT, ST
Text by C. Gardner & L. Murray
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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