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Epacris celata Crowden
Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Epacridoideae
Epacris celata Crowden APNI*

Description: An erect to spreading shrub, 20–60 cm high, young stems red-brown, ridged with raised leaf scars, pubescent; old stems dark grey-brown with flaking bark, scars inconspicuous.

Leaves erect to spreading, elliptical or obovate, 2–4 mm long, 1.4–2.5 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat rarely slightly concave, 1–3 veined, mid-rib conspicuous; apex broadly acute to obtuse, blunt or with short mucro; base broadly to narrowly acute; margin entire, distinctively thickened, scabrid in young leaves; petiole appressed up to 1 mm long glabrous or sparsely ciliate.

Flowers few 7–8 mm diam., clustered at ends of branches, peduncle 1–2 mm long; bracts red-tinged ovate, margins ciliate; sepals red-tinged, 2.5–3 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, ovate-lanceolate, acute, margins ciliolate; corolla white, campanulate 2 mm diameter in the throat, tube 1–1.5 mm long, lobes spreading 2–3 mm long, apex obtuse; corolla caducous. Stamens 5, anthers visible in the throat, projecting inwards, c. 1 mm long, on filaments equally long, attached in the centre; stigma rounded, below the level of anthers; style short and slender c. 0.5 mm long; ovary globose, glabrous c. 1 mm in diameter; nectary scales truncate ΒΌ ovary length.

Capsule 2 mm diameter, seeds reniform and reticulate.


Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
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