|Leptospermum turbinatum 'Flat Rock'|
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. The main flowering period is from October to December (spring) in the species native range.
The species was first formally described by Joy Thompson in Telopea in 1989 based on specimens collected on Mackays Peak in the Serra Range. Previous to this, plants of this species had been identified as Leptospermum nitidum.
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