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Leptomeria pauciflora R.Br.
Sparse Flowered  Currantbush
These plants were growing near Esperance, Western Australia. This species has tiny creamy yellow flowers, whereas the similar Leptomeria pachyclada has white flowers.


   
Leptomeria pauciflora Leptomeria  pauciflora
Description: Flower Description: Flower - side view
Location:Cascade Nature Reserve, Esperance, Western Australia Location:Cascade Nature Reserve, Esperance, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:33˚29.1940S, 121°06.1910E GPS coordinates:33˚29.1940S, 121°06.1910E
Date of photo: 5 October 2018 Date of photo: 5 October 2018
Field No.:7050 Field No.:7050
   
Leptomeria pauciflora Leptomeria  pauciflora
Description: Flower Description: Flowering plant
Location:Cascade Nature Reserve, Esperance, Western Australia Location:Cascade Nature Reserve, Esperance, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:33˚29.1940S, 121°06.1910E GPS coordinates:33˚29.1940S, 121°06.1910E
Date of photo: 5 October 2018 Date of photo: 5 October 2018
Field No.:7050 Field No.:7050
   
Leptomeria pauciflora Leptomeria  pauciflora
Description: Flowering plant Description: Plant in habitat
Location:Cascade Nature Reserve, Esperance, Western Australia Location:Cascade Nature Reserve, Esperance, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:33˚29.1940S, 121°06.1910E GPS coordinates:33˚29.1940S, 121°06.1910E
Date of photo: 5 October 2018 Date of photo: 5 October 2018
Field No.:7050 Field No.:7050
   
Leptomeria pauciflora Leptomeria  pauciflora
Description: Buds with creamy tepals Description: Buds with creamy tepals
Location:35K along Balladonia Rd, Esperance, Western Australia Location:35K along Balladonia Rd, Esperance, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:33˚31.634S, 123°22.289E GPS coordinates:33˚31.634S, 123°22.289E
Date of photo:12 July 2014 Date of photo:12 July 2014
Field No.:2685 Field No.:2685
 
Leptomeria pauciflora Leptomeria  pauciflora
    
Description: Plant Description: Plant in habitat
Location:35K along Balladonia Rd, Esperance, Western Australia Location:35K along Balladonia Rd, Esperance, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:33˚31.634S, 123°22.289E GPS coordinates:33˚31.634S, 123°22.289E
Date of photo:12 July 2014 Date of photo:12 July 2014
Field No.:2685 Field No.:2685
   
           
   

 

References (accessed 2 November 2018):

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/2350

Lepschi, B.J., (1999) Taxonomic revision of Leptomeria (Santalaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 12(1):55-100

George, A.S. & Hewson, H.J. in George, A.S. (ed.) (1984), Santalaceae. Flora of Australia 22:49-58

 

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Leptomeria pauciflora