Heath Tea Tree

Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Leptospermum
Species: myrsinoides
Main Flower Colour: White

Description

Leptospermum myrsinoides, commonly known as silky tea-tree or heath tea-tree, is a shrub species that is endemic to south-eastern Australia. It grows to between 1 and 2 metres high and has narrow leaves that are about 5 to 10mm long and 1 to 3 mm wide. The flowers, which are white or pink, appear between October and November in the species native range.

The species was first formally described by German botanist Diederich von Schlechtendal in Linnaea in 1847.

It occus in South Australia, Victoria and the south-east corner of New South Wales.

Flowering start in October and ends in November.

Identification

The main flower colour is white.

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptospermum_myrsinoides

Created: 05 Nov 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 21 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

KAN - Kanmantoo

Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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