Common name: Tall Phebalium
Leionema elatius subsp. beckleri (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Phebalium elatius subsp. beckleri (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Eriostemon beckleri F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 5 m high; stems almost smooth.
Leaves ± obovate to oblanceolate, 2–3.5 cm long, 6–10 mm wide, flat, minutely crenate towards apex, upper surface smooth and glossy, midrib prominent below, apex rounded and slightly retuse.
Inflorescences terminal, cymose, scarcely exceeding the leaves; peduncle and pedicels slender. Mature flower bud ellipsoid, c. 4 mm long. Calyx lobes fleshy, broad-triangular. Petals 3–4.5 mm long, pale yellow to white, glandular. Ovary ± hemispherical, c. 1.5 mm long, slightly wrinkled towards apex, carpels with the sterile apical region about a third of total length.
Cocci divaricate, c. 4 mm long, short-beaked, wrinkled.
Distribution and occurrence: Chiefly on the escarpment ranges north from Bulahdelah.
Grows in or near rainforest, often in warm-temperate and dry rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J. Harden
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