Leptospermum polygalifolium seed pods
Quite common on the floor of woodland, forest, heath, and along streams from the south coast of New South Wales up to Cape York in far north Queensland and extending beyond the inland ranges, for a distance of up to 500 km.
A shrub growing 2 - 3 m tall. It has very smooth bark and persistent fruits that may remain on the bush until a fire event. Leaves are about 5 - 7 mm long and 1 - 2 mm wide and have a faint eucalyptus aroma.
Seed pods 10 mm diameter.
''Leptospermum polygalifolium'', commonly known as tantoon, is a species of shrub of the family Myrtaceae native to eastern Australia and Lord Howe Island. Six subspecies are recognised, though there is significant intergradation between them.