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

Description: A compact, or diffuse shrub usually 20–40 cm high; stems terete, or 4-angled, with sparse to numerous, hairs.

Leaves usually in whorls of 4–6, rarely alternate, opposite or in whorls of 3 near the base of branches, linear, 5–15 mm long and 1–1.5 mm wide, tending to recurve and taper towards apex, margins revolute; ± sessile.

Flowers solitary; peduncles usually 7–13 mm long. Sepals 1.5–3.5 mm long. Petals 6–15 mm long, deep lilac-pink. Ovary densely hairy or glabrous; ovules 4.

Fruit beaked, ± ovate or oblong, 5–7 mm long; seeds c. 4 mm long.

Flowering: mostly October–December

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in rocky or sandy heath and sclerophyll forest in the Blue Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, CT
AVH map***

This species is superficially similar to T. ericifolia, T. neglecta, and T. rubioides.

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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