|Lissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata (R.Br.) J.M.Powell ||Family Ericaceae|
Common name: Peach Heath
Lissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata (R.Br.) J.M.Powell APNI*
Description: Shrub, usually 15–70 cm high; branchlets scabrous to hispidulous, rarely pubescent.
Leaves less dense on branchlets (4–15 cm, mean 8) narrow-ovate to subulate, 6.1–16.5 mm long, 0.7–2.2 mm wide; margins entire; upper surface flat or convex, lower surface strongly 3–5 ribbed and grooved; tip 0.6–1.9 mm long; petiole 0.8–1.3 mm long.
Flowers erect, 5–9 together, white to pink; bracteoles 0.8–1.0 mm long. Sepals 0.9–1.4 mm long. Corolla tube urceolate, 2.3–5.0 mm long; lobes erect, 1.0–1.6mm long, ± glabrous. Ovary 5–7-locular; style 2.6–3.1 mm long, pilose towards base.
Fruit depressed-globose, 2.5–2.9 mm long, white, pubescent, ± fleshy.
Distribution and occurrence: Widely distributed west to the Pilliga in N.S.W. and also found in Vic, S.A., Tas. and Qld.
Rocky ridge and slope areas with skeletal and well-drained soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by E.A. Brown
Taxon concept: Powell & Wiecek 1994
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