Sannantha cunninghamii (Schauer) Peter G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Baeckea cunninghamii (Schauer) Benth. APNI*
Babingtonia cunninghamii (Schauer) A.R.Bean APNI*
Description: Shrub to c. 1.5 m high; young stem grey or reddish, irregularly fimbriate.
Leaves orbicular to broad-elliptic, 1.2–2.4 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, apex ± obtuse, base obtuse, margins irregular, oil glands visible on lower surface; petiole 0.4–0.7 mm long.
Flowers solitary or in 3-flowered inflorescences; common peduncle 1–6 mm long; pedicels 2.5–3.8 mm long, bracteoles c. 0.4 mm long. Hypanthium smooth. Sepals rounded with an acute, thickened, central rib. Corolla 6–7 mm diam.; petals circular, 1.6–2.5 mm long. Stamens 6–9. Style short, set into a pit on the ovary summit.
Capsule 2.1–2.5 mm diam.; seeds D-shaped.
Flowering: Flowers spring to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Pilliga Scrub to Hunter Valley and Cowra district.
Grows in dry sclerophyll forest or woodland,
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Wilson et al. (2007) Aust. Syst. Bot. 20: 302-318.
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