Leptospermum grandifolium

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Woolly-tea Tree
Tea Tree Bairne Track.jpg
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Leptospermum
Species: L. grandifolium
Binomial name
Leptospermum grandifolium
Sm.
Synonyms

Leptospermum lanigerum var. grandifolium (Sm.) Hook.f.

The mountain tea-tree (Leptospermum grandifolium) is a tall Australian shrub, up to 6 metres high. Often seen near creeks on soils derived from sandstone. It may also be seen in sub-alpine areas near Mount Kosciuszko. The specific epithet grandifolium refers to the “large leaves”, in comparison with the smaller leaves of other plants in this group.

Three or five parallel veins may be seen on the leaves, which are around 1 to 3 cm long and 3 to 7 mm wide, having a sharp tip. The leaf's lower surface is felty, the top side is somewhat glossy. White flowers form singly, around 15 mm wide, usually from October to December. Fruiting capsules are hairy, 8 to 10 mm wide.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Les Robinson - Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney, ISBN 978-0-7318-1211-0 page 53