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Philotheca epilosa (Paul G.Wilson) P.I.Forst.
Family Rutaceae
Philotheca epilosa (Paul G.Wilson) P.I.Forst. APNI*

Synonyms: Philotheca myoporoides subsp. epilosa (Paul G.Wilson) Bayly APNI*
Eriostemon myoporoides subsp. epilosus Paul G.Wilson APNI*

Description: Shrub to 2 m high. Stems terete, sometimes glaucous, glabrous, densely warty.

Leaves sessile, obovate to oblanceolate, obtuse to rounded, 15–30 mm long, 5–10 mm wide, apex obtuse to rounded, recurved, mucronate. Surfaces glandular-warty, glabrous, midrib prominent.

Peduncles 1–2 mm long, usually 1-flowered, pedicels 2–4 mm long; Petals broad-elliptic, c. 8 mm long, white, glabrous, keel prominent and glandular; stamens free; staminal filaments very shortly ciliate with stiff bristles and glabrous or rarely sparsely pilose at apex; anthers glabrous.

Cocci erect or slightly divaricate, c. 7 mm long, beak c. 3 mm long.

Flowering: Mainly spring and autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: North from near Deepwater, and west to Torrington.

Grows in heath and sclerophyll forest, chiefly amongst granite outcrops.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by Clare Herscovitch
Taxon concept: Forster (2005)

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