Darwinia fascicularis Rudge APNI*
Description: Erect or decumbent shrub to 0.3–2 m high.
Leaves crowded, opposite or whorled, terete or almost so, 8–16 mm long, glabrous.
Flowers on peduncles ≤ 1 mm long; bracts leaf-like or triangular and scarious, 2–14 mm long; bracteoles triangular or oblong, 3–5 mm long, caducous. Hypanthium 5–7 mm long, 1–1.5 mm diam. with rounded ribs. Sepals triangular, ≤ 0.5 mm long, usually toothed; up to half as long as the petals. Style straight or slightly curved, 12–18 mm long, white to red.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and dry sclerophyll forest; coastal districts and adjacent ranges, from Gosford south to Bulli.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT
Text by Peter G. Wilson
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Flowers in groups of 4–20, crowded. Erect shrubs to 2 m high; branches not producing adventitious roots||subsp. fascicularis|
|Flowers usually only 4, rarely 2 or 6, in distinct pairs. Decumbent shrubs to c. 30 cm high; branches often prostrate and producing adventitious roots||subsp. oligantha|
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