Micrantheum ericoides Desf. APNI*
Description: Heath-like shrub to 70 cm high, branches and sometimes leaves pubescent.
Leaves linear to narrow-elliptic, 4–10 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, apex ± acute.
Flowers solitary or in pairs. Male flowers on peduncle 1–2 mm long; perianth segments 1.5 mm long; stamens 3. Female flowers on peduncle lengthening to 5 mm in fruit.
Capsule 6–7 mm long, 4 mm wide, smooth.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and dry sclerophyll forest on sandy soils of low fertility.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Micrantheum was formerly placed in Euphorbiaceae.
Text by T.A. James & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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