Philotheca myoporoides subsp. acuta (Blakely) Bayly APNI*
Synonyms: Eriostemon myoporoides subsp. acutus (Blakely) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2 m high. Stems terete, sometimes glaucous, glabrous, densely warty.
Leaves sessile, oblong-elliptic to elliptic or rarely oblanceolate, acute to obtuse, 25–40 mm long, 4–8 mm wide, ± concave above when dry, apex acute to obtuse, mucronate.
Inflorescences 1–3-flowered. Peduncles 0–5 mm long; pedicels 1–10 mm long; petals broad-elliptic, c. 8 mm long, white, glabrous, keel prominent and glandular; stamens free; staminal filaments ciliate and pilose towards apex; anthers glabrous.
Fruiting cocci spreading with a long, acuminate beak.
Flowering: Mainly spring and autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Chiefly from Lockhart district to south of Cobar.
Grows on hilly areas on sandstone and quartzite.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CWS, SWS, SWP
Text by Clare Herscovitch
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