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|Family: Myrtaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Shrub, small tree. Stem: trunk spreading to erect, twisted; bark fibrous, shed in long strips. Inflorescence: flowers 1--3 in leaf axils. Flower: calyx lobes, petals, 5, free; hypanthium generally widely cup-shaped; petals white, pink, or red; stamens many; chambers 5--many; style extending to or exceeded by stamens. Fruit: capsule, woody, opening at top; chambers many. Seed: many, generally 1--3 mm.
Species In Genus: +- 70 species: especially Australia, few New Zealand, Malay Archipelago. Etymology: (Greek: slender seed)
eFlora Treatment Author: Leslie R. Landrum & Elizabeth McClintock
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Previous taxon: Eucalyptus viminalis
Next taxon: Leptospermum laevigatum
Citation for this treatment: Leslie R. Landrum & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Leptospermum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9726, accessed on May 04, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 04, 2016.