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Leionema coxii (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson
Family Rutaceae
Leionema coxii (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*

Synonyms: Phebalium coxii (F.Muell.) Maiden & Betche APNI*
Eriostemon coxii F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Pyramidal shrub, mostly 1–3 m high, rarely a small tree 7–8 m high; stems angled, minutely glandular, glabrous.

Leaves narrow-elliptic to oblanceolate, 3–7 cm long, 10–15 mm wide, apex acute, smooth, margins finely toothed, upper surface glossy, midrib sunken above and prominent below.

Inflorescences terminal, corymbs of 10–30 flowers, the branches strongly flattened and ± glabrous; pedicels minutely 2-bracteolate towards base. Calyx lobes thick, broad-triangular, glabrous. Petals c. 5 mm long, creamy to yellowish white, gland-dotted.

Cocci erect, c. 5 mm long, outer angle beaked.

Flowering: spring–summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open forest and brush (sub-rainforest - Sugarloaf Mountain) along creek banks and on ridges, from Morton N.P. to the Upper Tuross R., chiefly in the Budawang Ra.
NSW subdivisions: ST
AVH map***

Text by P.H. Weston & G.J. Harden; updated L. Murray May 2018
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)

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