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Kunzea capitata subsp. seminuda Toelken
Family Myrtaceae
Kunzea capitata subsp. seminuda Toelken APNI*

Description: Erect shrub to 1.5 m tall, often spindly with one or few stems.

Leaves narrowly obovate, mostly 5–7 mm long, 1.8–2 (–3.5) mm wide, often folded lengthwise and ± recurved in the upper third; veins scarcely visible 3 (–5); both surfaces glabrous or rarely with few spreading hairs below; margins usually lacking tubercles.

Sepals acuminate, about twice longer than broad; free part of hypanthium and sepals glabrous, lower part of hypanthium (enclosing the ovary) with crisped or straight hairs up to 1 mm long.


Flowering: October, November

Distribution and occurrence:

Usually associated with sandstone outcrops and often growing on shallow soils; recorded from open areas in woodland to forest, or in heath-like scrub.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson, August 2019
Taxon concept: H. Toelken, Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardardens 29 (2016)


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