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Homoranthus zeteticorum
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Homoranthus zeteticorum in the ANBG
Scientific classification
Genus:
Homoranthus
Species:
zeteticorum
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Occurrence data from AVH
Homoranthus zeteticorum foliage
Foliage
Homoranthus zeteticorum flower buds
Flower buds

Homoranthus zeteticorum is a flowering plant in the family Myrtaceae and is endemic to a small area in central Queensland. It is a tall shrub with axehead-shaped leaves and pendulous flowers with darker styles. It is only known from the Salvator Rosa section of Carnarvon National Park where it grows on Homoranthus Hill.

Description

Homoranthus zeteticorum flowers and fruits sporadically throughout the year.

Taxonomy and naming

Homoranthus zeteticorum 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 (zeteticorum) is from the Greek zetetikos, meaning "disposed to research", latinised and given the genitive plural form, meaning "in honour of persons who, for their enjoyment, explore natural vegetation".

Distribution and habitat

This species is endemic to Carnarvon National Park in central Queensland. It grows in shrubby woodland and heath on shallow, sandy soils derived from sandstone.

Conservation status

Considered rare with a restricted distribution. ROTAP conservation code 2RC-, Briggs and Leigh (1996).

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