Leptospermum multicaule A.Cunn.

Silver Teatree

in Field, Geogr. Mem. New South Wales 349 (1825) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Spreading shrub, branched near base, to 1.5 m high; bark on smaller stems smooth, shedding in stringy strips. Leaves linear or narrowly elliptic to narrowly obovate, 2–10 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, glabrous on upper surface, silky on lower surface; apex acute, incurved; margins flat to incurved. Flowers 6–8 mm diam.; hypanthium c. 2 mm long, silky or silky on lower half, glabrous on upper; pedicel to 1 mm long; sepals triangular, c. 1 mm long, glabrous on outer surface (occasionally with ciliate margins), persisting on fruit; petals 2–2.5 mm long, white or flushed pink; ovary 3-locular, apex shortly silky all over. Fruit deciduous, hemispherical, 3–3.5 mm diam., surface silky to sparsely silky (finally glabrous); seeds c. 1 mm long, with a reticulate surface pattern. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

CVU, HNF, NIS, VRiv. Also NSW, ACT. Rare in Victoria where known only from woodland communities on dry hillsides in the north-east, Mitta Mitta River area, Everton, Beechworth areas.

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 multicaule in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leptospermum multicaule in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory