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Tetratheca shiressii Blakely
Family Elaeocarpaceae
Tetratheca shiressii Blakely APNI*

Description: Ascending to decumbent undershrub, 30–75 cm high; stems ± ridged, some glabrous, some densely tuberculate-hairy.

Leaves of glabrous branches opposite or in whorls of 3 or rarely 4, linear, usually 10–20 mm long and ≤ 1 mm wide, margins revolute; leaves of pubescent branches usually in whorls of 3 or 4 or rarely 5, occasionally opposite, broad-elliptic to ovate or subcircular, 4–12 mm long and to 6 mm wide, margins flat, undulate or ± revolute; ± sessile.

Flowers solitary; peduncle 5–12 mm long, ± glabrous. Sepals 3–6 mm long. Petals 10–20 mm long, deep lilac-pink. Ovary hairy; ovules 4.

Fruit obovate, ± stalked, 7.5 mm long; seeds not seen.


Flower
Photo R.V.Gallagher

Type
Specimen

Flowering: mostly July–October

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath in rocky, sandy or swampy sites; Watagan S.F. to the Bulli area, but not collected from the Hawkesbury R. to Port Hacking R.
NSW subdivisions: CC
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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