Thursday, 12 December 2013

MELBOURNE STREET TREES 54 - SHINY TEA-TREE

Leptospermum turbinatum, commonly known as Shiny Tea-tree, is a shrub species that is endemic to the Grampians and nearby ranges in Victoria, Australia. It grows to about 3 metres high and has narrow leaves that are about 3 cm long. The flowers have 5 rounded, white petals with red-brown sepals visible in-between. The main flowering period is from October to December (spring) in the species native range.

The species was first formally described by Joy Thompson in Telopea in 1989 based on specimens collected on Mackays Peak in the Serra Range. Previous to this, plants of this species had been identified as Leptospermum nitidum.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme
and also part of the Signs, Signs meme.




6 comments:

  1. Beautiful detail of this exquisite, delicate flower.

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  2. Beautiful pictures of beautiful flower!

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  3. I am always delighted at the vast variety of plants and animals that Mother Nature exhibits. Beautiful shots. Meghan from Firebonnet.com

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