Leionema bilobum (Lindl.) Paul G.Wilson

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub to 3 m high; branchlets slender, terete or slightly angular when young, minutely or coarsely stellate-hairy. Leaves shortly petiolate, chartaceous, shortly ovate-oblong and constricted below apex (Grampians) or narrowly elliptic-oblong or oblong (Gippsland), 6–50 mm long, 3–10 mm wide, truncate to strongly retuse, minutely glandular punctate, sparsely stellate-hairy to glabrous, midrib slightly impressed above, margins flat (Gippsland) or slightly recurved (Grampians), slightly to strongly serrate. Inflorescence a terminal cyme; flowers in axils of small terminal bracts or in short pedunculate clusters; pedicels minutely stellate-hairy, 4–8 mm long. Calyx c. 0.5 mm long, distinctly lobed, sparsely stellate-hairy; petals valvate, narrowly elliptic, 3–5 mm long, white, red towards apex, glabrous; stamens sub-equal to petals, anther pale yellow; disc short-cylindric, red or green; carpels 2–3(–4), glabrous. Follicles divaricate, narrowed at apex with terminal rostrum c. 1 mm long, smooth, c. 5 mm long.

GipP, GGr, HSF, Strz.

There are 4 subspecies; 3 in Victoria, 1 in Tasmania.

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Rutaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Phebalium bilobum Lindl.).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-09-03
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leionema bilobum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leionema bilobum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

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