Philotheca angustifolia (Paul G.Wilson) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 12: 246 (1998) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub to c. 50 cm high; branchlets with dark, stipule-like excrescences and large oil glands, with hairs in narrow grooves between leaf decurrencies. Leaves c. terete, or obovate and flat or concave. Inflorescences terminal, 1–4-flowered, each pedicel without an obvious peduncle. Flowers 5-merous; sepals c. deltoid, c. 1 mm long; petals ovate, 5–8 mm long, white, usually with pink midrib, minutely pilose to glabrous inside, glabrous outside, persisting in fruit; anthers not glandular beneath white apiculum; ovary pilose in upper half, carpels free for most of their length. Follicles shortly beaked, c. 3 mm long; seed subreniform, c. 2.5 mm long.

CVU, DunT, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, VRiv, Wim.

2 subspecies, both in Victoria.

Source: Bayly, M.J. (1999). Eriostemon. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Eriostemon angustifolius Paul G.Wilson).
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Philotheca angustifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Philotheca angustifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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South Australia
New South Wales