Silky Tea-tree

Leptospermum myrsinoides

''Leptospermum myrsinoides'', commonly known as silky tea-tree or heath tea-tree, is a shrub species that is endemic to south-eastern Australia.
Single flower of Heath tea- tree - Leptospermum myrsinoides  Leptospermum myrsinoides

Appearance

It grows to between 1 and 2 meters high and has narrow leaves that are about 5 to 10 mm long and 1 to 3 mm wide. The flowers, which are white or pink, appear between October and November in the species native range.
Heath tea-tree - Leptospermum myrsinoides In full bloom in October / November.  Leptospermum myrsinoides

Naming

The species was first formally described by German botanist Diederich von Schlechtendal in ''Linnaea'' in 1847.

Distribution

It occurs in South Australia, Victoria and the south-east corner of New South Wales.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderMyrtales
FamilyMyrtaceae
GenusLeptospermum
SpeciesL. myrsinoides
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Australia