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|Family: Myrtaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Leptospermum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Leptospermum laevigatum (Gaertn.) F. Muell.
Stem: trunk generally spreading. Leaf: alternate, 10--25 mm, oblanceolate to obovate-oblong; main veins 3, inconspicuous; tip blunt or mucronate. Flower: 1.5--2 cm wide, +- sessile; calyx lobes +- triangular, 1--1.5 mm, persisting until fruit matures, silky adaxially; petals spreading, white, ephemeral; stamens to +- 20, +- 2 mm, < (or =) perianth; style +- 1 mm, glabrous. Fruit: 7--8 mm wide; valves +- exserted, 7--10.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed coastal areas; Elevation: < 50 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo; Distribution Outside California: native to southeastern Australia. Flowering Time: Spring Note: Commonly cultivated in coastal California, for sand stabilization or not.
eFlora Treatment Author: Leslie R. Landrum & Elizabeth McClintock
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Citation for this treatment: Leslie R. Landrum & Elizabeth McClintock 2017. Leptospermum laevigatum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30642, accessed on February 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 23, 2017.