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Family: Myrtaceae
Micromyrtus ciliata

Citation: Druce, Rep. Botl Soc. Exch. Club Br. Isl. 1916, 4:636 (1917).Comm_name: Fringed heath-myrtle.

Synonymy: Imbricaria ciliata Smith, Trans. Linn. Soc. 3:259 (1797); Thryptomene ciliata (Smith)F. Muell. ex Woolls, Pl. Neighb. Sydney 23 (1882); Baeckea microphylla Sieber ex Sprengel, Syst. Veg. 149 (1827); M. microphylla (Sieber ex Sprengel)Benth., Fl. Aust. 3:65 (1867); B. plicata F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 1:30 (1858); T. plicata (F. Muell.)F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 4:63 (1864).

Common name: None

Shrub, spreading to erect, mostly 0.5-1 m high; leaves obovate to oblong, 1.5-4 x 0.4-1 mm, subsessile, margins minutely ciliate.

Flowers subsessile; hypanthium dorsiventrally compressed-obconical, 2-5 mm long; ribs 5, 1 adaxial and 4 twisting to meet in 2 lateral pairs near the base, the abaxial surface convex; intercostal surface smooth; sepals semi-orbicular, membranous or pinkish, entire, c. 0.7 x 1 mm; petals broadly elliptic, white to pink, 1.7-4 x 1-2 mm; stamens 5, opposite the petals; ovules 4, radial about a small apical placenta.

Published illustration: Green (1983) Nuytsia 4:319; Costermans ( 1981) Native trees and shrubs of south-eastern Australia, p. 253.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: MU, SE.   N.S.W.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: March — April, July — Nov.

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