Leptospermum spectabile

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Leptospermum spectabile
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Leptospermum
Species: L. spectabile
Binomial name
Leptospermum spectabile
Joy Thomps.[1]

Leptospermum spectabile is a shrub species that is endemic to New South Wales, Australia. It grows to 3 metres high and has narrow leaves that are about 20 to 35 mm long and 3 to 5 mm wide. The dark red flowers are about 20 mm in diameter and appear between October and November in the species native range.[2]

The species was formally described in 1989 by Joy Thompson in Telopea, based on plant material collected in the Colo River gorge to the north-west of Windsor.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Leptospermum spectabile". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Leptospermum spectabile". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 31 May 2011.