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Asteromyrtus angustifolia (Gaertner) L. A. Craven

Asteromyrtus angustifolia

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Asteromyrtus angustifolia is a species of plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae that is endemic to north-eastern Queensland, Australia.

Description

The species grows as a shrub or small tree up to about 6 m in height, with a diameter rarely more than 30 cm. The bark is finely layered. The leaves are about 25–60 mm long by 3–6 mm wide, and very aromatic when crushed. The flowers are cream to pink, with spherical inflorescences, the petals 3–6 mm long. The round fruits are about 10–20 mm in diameter.[1]

Distribution and habitat

The species is found is north-east Queensland, including the Cape York Peninsula. It grows on the sandy soils of dunes and sand hills, in monsoon forest or vine thickets, at an altitude from near sea level to 150 m.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b F.A.Zich; B.P.M.Hyland; T.Whiffen; R.A.Kerrigan (2020). "Asteromyrtus angustifolia". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants Edition 8 (RFK8). Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (CANBR), Australian Government. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
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Asteromyrtus angustifolia: Brief Summary

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Asteromyrtus angustifolia is a species of plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae that is endemic to north-eastern Queensland, Australia.

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