Kunzea peduncularis F.Muell.

Mountain Burgan

Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 1: 124 (1855)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Dense, erect shrub, usually 1–2 m high, sometimes single stemmed and over 4 m high; bark on young stems fissured, usually peeling in short oblong pieces; young stems minutely pubescent. Leaves, alternate, obovate to oblanceolate, spreading, 5–13 mm long, 2–3.5 mm wide, bright green to grey-green, minutely pubescent to glabrescent, hairs often restricted to leaf margins, more or less flat; apex acute to acuminate; margins entire; petiole 0.5–1 mm long. Flowers white, crowded in upper leaf axils or on leafy side branches; pedicels 3–5 mm long, pubescent, sometimes glabrescent; floral bracts absent; hypanthium pubescent, sometimes glabrescent, rugulose, 2.5–3.5 mm long; sepals green, reddish at base, triangular, 1–1.5 mm long; petals orbicular, c. 1.5–2.5 mm diam.; stamens white, usually 50–64, 1–4 mm long, rarely with a few stamens shorter than petals; style 1.5–2.5 mm long; ovary usually 3-celled, sometimes 4- or 5-celled. Fruit c. 3.5 mm long, c. 4 mm diam., not woody, dehiscent by terminal valves. Flowers Nov.–Jan.

EGU, HFE, HNF. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Occurs in dry rocky sites or in wet gullies in montane and subalpine woodland in eastern Victoria, generally above c. 900 m altitude.

Kunzea peduncularis is thought to hybridise with K. phylicoides along the Snowy River.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-07-11
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-07-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Kunzea
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Kunzea peduncularis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Kunzea peduncularis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Highlands-Far East present native

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