Australian Native Plants

  Leionema lamprophyllum (Shiny Phebalium)


Leionema lamprophyllum photo
Leionema lamprophyllum, Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




SHINY PHEBALIUM FACTS

distribution map showing range of Leionema lamprophyllum in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Shiny Phebalium

Description
Shiny Phebalium is a compact shrub with warty stems with fine hairs. The small leaves are elliptic to broad obovate or almost round, and grow to 3mm to 10mm long by 2mm to 4mm wide. Leaf margins are entire and smooth and glossy above. Clusters of star shaped flowers are produced in the axils of the terminal leaves. The flowers are white with petals about 4mm long, and are produced from late winter to spring.

Height
1m - 2m

Spread
1m - 2m

Habitat
Grows on heathland on exposed ridges at higher altitudes.

Distribution
New South Wales, Victoria.,

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Sapindales
Family:Rutaceae
Genus:Leionema
Species:lamprophyllum
Common Name:Shiny Phebalium