Common name: Green Phebalium
Leionema viridiflorum (Paul G.Wilson) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Phebalium viridiflorum Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Description: Shrub mostly c. 1 m high; stems ± terete, stellate-hairy.
Leaves ± erect, narrow-oblong to narrow-elliptic, 2–4 cm long, 4–8 mm wide, apex shortly 2-lobed, margins ± recurved or revolute when dry, upper surface gland-dotted and sparsely stellate-hairy to ± glabrescent, lower surface ± stellate-hairy.
Umbels terminal, nodding, 6–12-flowered; pedicels 4–8 mm long. Calyx hemispherical, lobes triangular, minutely stellate pubescent. Petals c. 10 mm long, keeled, yellowish green, gland-dotted, stellate-hairy on outside. Stamens about twice as long as petals.
Cocci erect, c. 6 mm long, wrinkled, prominently beaked.
Flowering: winter and early spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows mainly in heath on trachyte outcrops, chiefly in Warrumbungle N.P. and Kaputar N.P.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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