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Philotheca difformis (A.Cunn. ex Endl.) Paul G.Wilson
Family Rutaceae
Philotheca difformis (A.Cunn. ex Endl.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*

Synonyms: Eriostemon rhombeus Lindl. APNI*
Eriostemon rhomboideus Paul G.Wilson APNI*

Description: Shrub 0.5–2 m high, stems sparsely glandular-warty, ± finely pubescent all round.

Leaves variable, from ± ovate to rhomboid and c. 4 mm long and 2 mm wide to subterete and c. 8 mm long and 1 mm wide, margins with 1 or 2 glandular warts on either side, apex rounded and minutely black glandular-punctate, fleshy, glabrous; petiole short, stipules small, black.

Flowers 1–4 in sessile clusters; pedicels 2–3 mm long. Petals oblong-elliptic, 4–5 mm long, white, sparsely tomentose, midrib prominent.

Cocci erect, oblong, c. 5 mm long, apex truncate, warty, shortly beaked.

Flowering: sporadically throughout year.

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, chiefly in inland districts.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CT, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
AVH map***

Text by P.H. Weston & G.J.Harden
Taxon concept:

 Key to the subspecies 
1Leaves fleshy, convex above, concave or channelled belowsubsp. difformis
Leaves leathery, flatsubsp. smithiana

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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