Thryptomene micrantha

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Thryptomene micrantha
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Thryptomene
Species:
T. micrantha
Binomial name
Thryptomene micrantha
Synonyms

Thryptomene miqueliana F.Muell.

Thryptomene micrantha, commonly known as ribbed thryptomene, is a shrub in the family Myrtaceae. [1] The species is endemic to south-eastern Australia. It grows to between 1 and 2 metres (3.3 and 6.6 ft) in height and produces white flowers between late winter and early summer.

The species was first formally described in 1853 by English botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker in Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany . His description was based on a collection made by R.C. Gunn from plants growing on "banks of sand and oyster-shells" on Schouten Island off Tasmania's east coast.

In Victoria the species occurs in the region of the Gippsland Lakes, while in Tasmania populations are mostly confined to the Freycinet National Park. It also occurs in South Australia. [2] In Tasmania the species is listed as "vulnerable" under theThreatened Species Protection Act 1995 [2] It is listed as "Rare in Victoria" on the Department of Sustainability and Environment's Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria. [3]

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References

  1. "Thryptomene micrantha". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
  2. 1 2 "Thryptome micrantha" (PDF). Tasmanian Threatened Flora Listing Statement. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
  3. "Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria - 2005" (PDF). Department of Sustainability and Environment (Victoria). 2005. p. 39. Retrieved 4 May 2011.