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Other ShrubMicrantheum hexandrum

Box Micrantheum at Bullen Range

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Micrantheum hexandrum at Bullen Range - 22 Sep 2018
Micrantheum hexandrum at Bullen Range - 22 Sep 2018
Micrantheum hexandrum at Bullen Range - 22 Sep 2018

Identification history

Other Shrub Micrantheum hexandrum 30 Oct 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Other Shrub Leionema sp. 27 Oct 2018 BettyDonWood
Unidentified 27 Oct 2018 michaelb

Author's notes

Near the Murrumbidgee River at Red Rocks Gorge. Location approximate - GPS failed on camera.

7 comments

   27 Oct 2018
I am pretty sure this is Leionema. It is not Pheblium, which is covered in obvious scales. I cannot key it out to species and suspect it might be an unnamed species. Someone with a collecting permit needs to take a specimen to the herbarium while it is still flowering.
michaelb wrote:
   28 Oct 2018
I will go back and try to find the shrub in the next week or so. It was in an area with lots of boulders so may be hard to find. The photo was taken on 22 Sept so may be past flowering by now.
   29 Oct 2018
Thanks Michael let me know how you go - I may be out that way searching for Little Eagles in the next two weeks
michaelb wrote:
   29 Oct 2018
Michael M - do you agree with Betty that it may be an unnamed species?
michaelb wrote:
   29 Oct 2018
Just adding Greg Baines comments to Michael M: "It looks like Rutaceae to me but it can be Philotheca because the stems and leaves aren’t warty. Betty has ruled out Phebalium and the petals are the wrong colour for Crowea which seems to leave Leionema. Is doesn’t look like any of the Leionema in NSW flora so maybe it is undescribed?"
   30 Oct 2018
Dave Albrecht of the CSIRO Herbarium identified this as Box Micrantheum, which is a new one for me. The atlas of Living Australia has about 40 records of this plant in the Act, where it is near its inland limit. There is a 1955 collection by Moore from about the same location at this record
   30 Oct 2018
If you look carefully at the leaves in photo 1, you can see that the leaves are in threes, typical of this species. Plantnet states that male flowers have 6 or 9 segments. The flowers in the photos have 6 segments, three large and 3 small, There are no female flowers in the photos. I can see these details now, but did not pick them up on the first go.

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Nearby Sightings

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Bromus diandrus (Great Brome) at Bullen Range - 1 Nov 2018 Bromus hordeaceus (Soft Brome) at Bullen Range - 1 Nov 2018 Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Bullen Range - 1 Nov 2018 Chrysolina quadrigemina (Greater St Johns Wort beetle) at Bullen Range - 1 Nov 2018 Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Bullen Range - 1 Nov 2018 Calytrix tetragona (Common fringe-myrtle) at Bullen Range - 1 Nov 2018 Bulbine glauca (Rock Lily) at Bullen Range - 1 Nov 2018 Acacia doratoxylon (Currawang) at Bullen Range - 22 Sep 2018 Bulbine glauca (Rock Lily) at Bullen Range - 22 Sep 2018 Phebalium squamulosum subsp. ozothamnoides (Alpine phebalium, Scaly phebalium) at Bullen Range - 22 Sep 2018 Leucopogon attenuatus (Small leaved beard heath) at Bullen Range - 22 Sep 2018 Westringia eremicola (Slender Westringia) at Bullen Range - 22 Sep 2018 Cryptandra speciosa subsp. speciosa at Bullen Range - 22 Sep 2018
Bromus diandrus (Great Brome) at Bullen Range - 1 Nov 2018
Bromus hordeaceus (Soft Brome) at Bullen Range - 1 Nov 2018
Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Bullen Range - 1 Nov 2018
Chrysolina quadrigemina (Greater St Johns Wort beetle) at Bullen Range - 1 Nov 2018
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Bullen Range - 1 Nov 2018
Calytrix tetragona (Common fringe-myrtle) at Bullen Range - 1 Nov 2018
Bulbine glauca (Rock Lily) at Bullen Range - 1 Nov 2018
Acacia doratoxylon (Currawang) at Bullen Range - 22 Sep 2018
Bulbine glauca (Rock Lily) at Bullen Range - 22 Sep 2018
Phebalium squamulosum subsp. ozothamnoides (Alpine phebalium, Scaly phebalium) at Bullen Range - 22 Sep 2018
Leucopogon attenuatus (Small leaved beard heath) at Bullen Range - 22 Sep 2018
Westringia eremicola (Slender Westringia) at Bullen Range - 22 Sep 2018
Cryptandra speciosa subsp. speciosa at Bullen Range - 22 Sep 2018

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.033524-35.407986
  • Altitude 520.0m
  • Defined Locations Bullen Range

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 22 Sep 2018 6:32 PM Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by
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