Leptospermum coriaceum (F.Muell. ex Miq.) Cheel

Mallee Teatree

J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 57: 128 (1923) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub to 4 m high; bark on smaller stems smooth, persistent. Young stems with a groove near base of petiole. Leaves elliptic to narrowly obovate, 8–15 mm long, 3–5 mm wide, glabrous, usually yellow-green or light green; apex acute to shortly acuminate, flat to incurved; margins incurved to recurved. Flowers 13–18 mm diam.; hypanthium c. 2.5 mm long, usually glabrous, occasionally silky, sessile; sepals narrowly triangular to triangular, c. 2 mm long, glabrous on outer surface and usually with a tuft of hairs at the apex, or sparsely silky on outer surface, persisting on fruit; petals 4–7 mm long, white; ovary 5–8-locular, apex shortly silky all over. Fruit deciduous, obconical, 5–8 mm diam., surface glabrous and wrinkled; seeds c. 2 mm long, often winged, with a reticulate surface pattern. Flowers mainly Aug.–Nov.

HNF, LoM, MuF, MuM, RobP, Wim, *GipP. Also SA, NSW. Grows in mallee-heath and heathlands on deep sands in far north-western Victoria.

Source: Lyne, A. (1996). Leptospermum. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Leptospermum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leptospermum coriaceum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leptospermum coriaceum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present cultivated
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales