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Darwinia peduncularis
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Scientific classification
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Occurrence data from AVH

Darwinia peduncularis is a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae and is endemic to the Sydney region in New South Wales. It is a shrub with flattened leaves and purplish red flowers usually arranged in pairs.


Darwinia peduncluaris is a broadly-spreading shrub that typically growing to a height of 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) and has glabrous, flattened, spreading leaves 7–12 mm (0.28–0.47 in) long. Flowering occurs from late winter to early spring and the flowers usually occur in pairs on a peduncle 4–7 mm (0.16–0.28 in) long and often curved downwards. There are leaf-like, triangular bracts 1–10 mm (0.039–0.394 in) long and oblong bracteoles 4–8 mm (0.16–0.31 in) long at the base of the flowers but that fall off as the flower develops.


Darwinia peduncularis was first formally described in 1962 by Barbara G. Briggs in Contributions from the New South Wales National Herbarium from specimens she collected near Hornsby in 1958.

Distribution and habitat

This darwinia grows on sandstone hillsides and ridges in dry sclerophyll forest between Hornsby, the Hawkesbury River and inland as far as Glen Davis.

Conservation status

Darwinia peduncularis is listed as "vulnerable" under the New South Wales Government Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

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