Leptospermum turbinatum

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Leptospermum turbinatum
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Leptospermum turbinatum 'Flat Rock'
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Leptospermum
Species: L. turbinatum
Binomial name
Leptospermum turbinatum
Joy Thomps.[1]

Leptospermum turbinatum, commonly known as Shiny Tea-tree, is a shrub species that is endemic to the Grampians and nearby ranges in Victoria, Australia. It grows to about 3 metres high and has narrow leaves that are about 3 cm long. The flowers have 5 rounded, white petals with red-brown sepals visible in-between.[2] The main flowering period is from October to December (spring) in the species native range.[1]

The species was first formally described by Joy Thompson in Telopea in 1989 based on specimens collected on Mackays Peak in the Serra Range.[1] Previous to this, plants of this species had been identified as Leptospermum nitidum.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Leptospermum turbinatum". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Wild Plants of Victoria (database). Viridans Biological Databases & Department of Sustainability and Environment. 2009.