Leptospermum grandifolium Sm.

Mountain Teatree

Trans. Linn. Soc. London 6: 299 (1802) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or tree to c. 10 m high; bark papery, shedding in strips or flakes. Leaves narrowly ovate to elliptic, 10–35 mm long, 3–8 mm wide, glabrous on upper surface and silky on lower surface or silky on both surfaces, usually suberect; apex obtuse and with a small point, or acute to shortly acuminate, flat to recurved; margins flat to recurved. Flowers 12–17 mm diam.; hypanthium 3–4 mm long, villous, sessile; sepals triangular, 2–4 mm long, villous on outer surface, persisting on fruit; petals 4–7 mm long, white; ovary 5-locular, apex glabrous. Fruit broadly hemispherical, persistent, 6–8 mm diam., surface ultimately shedding in papery flakes, valves woody; seeds c. 2 mm long, with a linear-striate surface pattern. Flowers Dec.–Mar.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also NSW, ACT. Grows along watercourses, in gullies and on sheltered slopes in montane forests usually above c. 750 m. .

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.
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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 grandifolium in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leptospermum grandifolium in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory