Philotheca myoporoides subsp. brevipedunculata facts for kids
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P. m. subsp. brevipedunculata
|Philotheca myoporoides subsp. brevipedunculata
Philotheca myoporoides subsp. brevipedunculata is a subspecies of flowering plant in the family Rutaceae and is endemic to New South Wales. It is a shrub with oblong or egg-shaped leaves and white or pink flowers arranged singly or in groups of up to three in leaf axils.
Philotheca myoporoides subsp. brevipedunculata is a shrub that typically grows to a height of 1.8–2 m (5 ft 11 in–6 ft 7 in) with glabrous, densely glandular-warty stems. The leaves are leathery, oblong-elliptic to egg-shaped with the narrower end towards the base, 10–30 mm (0.39–1.18 in) long and 5–10 mm (0.20–0.39 in) wide and there is a small point on the tip. The flowers are usually arranged singly, sometimes in twos or threes, rarely four, in leaf axils on a peduncle up to 2 mm (0.079 in) long, each flower on a thin pedicel 4–8 mm (0.16–0.31 in) long. The petals are broadly elliptic, about 8 mm (0.31 in) long with a prominent keel. The stamens are free from each other and hairy near the base. Flowering mainly occurs in spring and autumn.
Taxonomy and naming
This subspecies was first formally described in 1998 by Michael Bayly in the journal Muelleria.
Distribution and habitat
This subspecies grows from coastal to escarpment ranges from Sassafras to the Moruya district in south-eastern New South Wales.
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