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Calytrix praecipua
Conservation status

Priority Three — Poorly Known Taxa (DEC)
Scientific classification

Calytrix praecipua is a species of plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

The shrub typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 0.7 metres (1.0 to 2.3 ft). It usually blooms between June and November producing pink-white star-shaped flowers.

Found on breakaways and among outcrops in a scattered area through the Mid West and Goldfields-Esperance regions of Western Australia where it grows on skeletal sandy soils over laterite or granite.

The species was first formally described by the botanist Lyndley Craven in 1987 in the article A taxonomic revision of Calytrix Labill. (Myrtaceae) in the journal Brunonia.

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