Rhytidosporum prostratum McGill. APNI*
Synonyms: Billardiera prostrata (McGill.) E.M.Benn. APNI*
Description: Diffuse dwarf shrub, with swollen rootstock; stems prostrate or trailing, 10–100 cm long, few-branched, young stems sparsely hairy.
Leaves mostly elliptic to obovate, usually 6–12 mm long, 1.5–7 mm wide, apex commonly 3-toothed with the central lobe largest, margins slightly recurved, entire or toothed in apical half; lamina glabrous except for scattered hairs on the upper surface; shortly petiolate.
Corymb overtopped by new foliage, usually 3–5-flowered; pedicels usually 10–12 mm long, hairy. Sepals c. 2 mm long, hairy outside. Petals 3–4 mm long, white inside, pale mauve outside.
Capsule obcordate, 3–4 mm long, c. 3 mm wide, glabrous, on a ± erect pedicel.
Flowering: late spring to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet heath and sclerophyll woodland in moist situations on sandy soils at 600-1000 m alt.; from Robertson district to Braidwood.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Text by R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: L.W. Cayzer, M.D. Crisp & I.R.H. Telford (1999)
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