Common name: Round-leaved Phebalium
Leionema rotundifolium (Endl.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Phebalium rotundifolium (A.Cunn. ex Endl.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Dense bushy shrub to 2 m high; stems terete, minutely stellate-hairy.
Leaves ± imbricate, broad-obovate to ± circular, 0.6–1 cm long, 4–6 mm wide, margins entire or minutely erose towards the rounded apex, smooth, glabrous.
Inflorescences terminal, compact, ± globose racemes, flowers usually solitary in the uppermost leaves or bracts; pedicels short. Calyx obconical, passing into fleshy pedicel apex, lobes broad-triangular, glabrous. Petals 4–6 mm long, white to pale-yellow, gland-dotted.
Cocci spreading, 4–6 mm long, shortly beaked.
Flowering: late winter to spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath amongst granite outcrops, chiefly in Howell and Torrington districts.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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