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Epacris gnidioides (Summerh.) E.A.Br.
Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Epacridoideae
Epacris gnidioides (Summerh.) E.A.Br. APNI*

Synonyms: Budawangia gnidioides (Summerh.) I.Telford APNI*
Rupicola gnidioides Summerh. APNI*

Description: Rhizomatous shrub, branches to 50 cm long, villous.

Leaves erect, lanceolate, 4–8 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, apex narrow-acute, base cuneate, margins ciliate; lamina thin, concave, pilose; petiole to c. 1.5 mm long.

Flowers 3.5–5 mm diam., white; peduncle 2–3 mm long; bracts acute to acuminate. Sepals 2.4–3 mm long. Corolla tube 1–1.2 mm long; lobes 3–3.5 mm long, concave, subulate. Stamens with filaments filiform, 2–2.3 mm long; anthers 1.1–1.3 mm long. Ovary 0.8–1 mm long, ribbed, pilose near summit; style 3–3.5 mm long.

Capsule c. 2 mm long.

Flowering: September–February

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in skeletal soil in sandstone rock crevices or on sandy ledges beneath cliff overhangs on the margins of open forest and heathland; restricted to the northern Budawang Ra. and adjacent plateau escarpments.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
AVH map***

Text by J. M. Powell, except for groups with contributors listed
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992): Aust. Syst. Bot. 28:72

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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