Brachyloma daphnoides

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Brachyloma daphnoides
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Brachyloma
Species: B. daphnoides
Binomial name
Brachyloma daphnoides
(Sm.) Benth.
Synonyms
  • Lissanthe daphnoides (Sm.) R.Br.
  • Styphelia daphnoides Sm.

Brachyloma daphnoides, commonly known as daphne heath, is a small shrub in the heather family, Ericaceae. The species has an upright habit, growing to between 0.4 and 1.5 metres in height. The leaves are 4 to 15 mm long and 1.7 to 3.6 mm wide. These are glossy green above and paler underneath. White flowers appear in the leaf axils between August and December in the species native range. These are tubular with a wider base. The rounded fruits are about 4 mm in diameter and are green or yellow brown.[1] The species occurs in heath, woodland and forest in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.[1][2] It was first described by James Edward Smith, before being given its current binomial name by George Bentham in 1868.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brachyloma daphnoides (Sm.) Benth.". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Census of South Australian Vascular Plants Edition 5.00" (PDF). Botanic Gardens of Adelaide & State Herbarium. 2005. 
  3. ^ "Brachyloma daphnoides (Sm.) Benth.". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.