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Homoranthus montanus
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Homoranthus montanus in the ANBG
Conservation status

Vulnerable (EPBC Act)
Scientific classification
Occurrence data from AVH
Homoranthus montanus bud
Flower bud

Homoranthus montanus is a plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae and is endemic to a small area in southern Queensland. It has narrow leaves and up to one to six small tubular, cream-coloured flowers arranged in leaf axils near the ends of the branchlets. As the flowers age, they turn red.


An erect shrub growing to 1.2 m (4 ft) tall. The leaves are 0.8 mm (0.03 in) thick. Flowers and fruits sporadically throughout the year, mostly October to November.

Taxonomy and naming

Homoranthus montanus was first formally described in 1991 by Lyndley Craven and S.R Jones and the description was published in Australian Systematic Botany. The specific epithet (montanus) is a Latin word meaning "of mountains".

Distribution and habitat

Restricted to Ballandean and Mount Jibbinbar Queensland. Grows on shallow sandy soils in woodland and heath on and around granite outcrops.


Homoranthus montanus is listed as "vulnerable" under the Australian Government EPBC Act. A very rare species known from two small populations. IUCN (2010) considered vulnerable.

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