Leptospermum polygalifolium

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Leptospermum polygalifolium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Leptospermum
Species: L. polygalifolium
Binomial name
Leptospermum polygalifolium
Salisb.
Synonyms

Leptospermum flavescens Sm.

Leptospermum polygalifolium, commonly known as tantoon, is a species of shrub of the family Myrtaceae native to eastern Australia and Lord Howe Island. Six subspecies are recognised, though there is significant intergradation between them.

Taxonomy and naming[edit]

Leptospermum polygalifolium was first described by Richard Salisbury in 1797 from a specimen collected in Port Jackson (Sydney).[1] L. flavescens as described by Smith in 1797 is a junior synonym.[2]

Subspecies[edit]

Described subspecies include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leptospermum polygalifolium Salisb.". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ "Leptospermum flavescens Sm.". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.