Leptospermum polygalifolium subsp. polygalifolium

Yellow Teatree at Flea Bog Flat, Bruce

Leptospermum polygalifolium subsp. polygalifolium at Flea Bog Flat, Bruce - 3 Dec 2023
Leptospermum polygalifolium subsp. polygalifolium at Flea Bog Flat, Bruce - 3 Dec 2023
Leptospermum polygalifolium subsp. polygalifolium at Flea Bog Flat, Bruce - 3 Dec 2023
Leptospermum polygalifolium subsp. polygalifolium at Flea Bog Flat, Bruce - 3 Dec 2023
Leptospermum polygalifolium subsp. polygalifolium at Flea Bog Flat, Bruce - 3 Dec 2023
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Identification history

Leptospermum polygalifolium subsp. polygalifolium 5 Dec 2023 Tapirlord
Gaudium brevipes 4 Dec 2023 Tapirlord
Leptospermum continentale 3 Dec 2023 natureguy
Leptospermum polygalifolium subsp. polygalifolium 3 Dec 2023 lyndallh

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4 comments

lyndallh wrote:
   4 Dec 2023
I do not believe this is L. continentale because the leaves are not tapering and prickly but quite soft. They are not widest at the base and tapering to a point and at their widest point some are over 3mm wide. Some of the many trees in the thicket are up to 3 metres (approx) high.
I have seen both L. continentale and polygalifolium before and believe this is the latter. Also its dense colonising habit.
Sorry my photography is not clearer.
Tapirlord wrote:
   4 Dec 2023
Luke, Lyndal is right regarding the leaves not tapering or being prickly. Lyndal, your suggested species does not occur in the ACT. This is L.brevipes
lyndallh wrote:
   5 Dec 2023
Information on L. brevipes is difficult to find. PlantNet (RBGS) call it Gaudium brevipes, PlantNet information on this species calls the flowers and fruit much smaller than on this specimen .These flowers are 15mm diameter and the fruit is 9-10 mm diameter. The fruit and pedicel have no sign of "silkiness".
All features match L. polygalifolium. Would you like more photos? One of these trees is very easy to find right on the edge of the old Weetangera Rd through Fleabog.
Tapirlord wrote:
   5 Dec 2023
Right ok, with flowers and fruit like that I might need a nice slice of humble pie. I had presumed it was a local species, but the extra photos confirm that isn't the case. You were right in the first place Lyndal.

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Nearby sightings

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Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Flea Bog Flat, Bruce - 21 Apr 2024 by JVR
Caledia captiva (grasshopper) at Bruce Ridge to Gossan Hill - 6 Mar 2024 by trevorpreston
Praxibulus sp. (genus) (A grasshopper) at Flea Bog Flat, Bruce - 6 Mar 2024 by trevorpreston
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Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Bruce Ridge to Gossan Hill - 6 Mar 2024 by trevorpreston
Mordella dumbrelli (Dumbrell's Pintail Beetle) at Bruce Ridge to Gossan Hill - 23 Dec 2023 by JVR
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Juncus usitatus (Common Rush) at Bruce, ACT - 16 Jan 2023 by trevorpreston
Paropsis atomaria (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 16 Jan 2023 by trevorpreston
Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 16 Jan 2023 by trevorpreston
Cynosurus echinatus (Rough Dog's Tail Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 16 Jan 2023 by trevorpreston
Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) at Bruce, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by MattM
Billardiera scandens (Hairy Apple Berry) at Bruce, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by Untidy
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by michaelb
Bromus catharticus (Prairie Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by michaelb
Daviesia leptophylla (Slender Bitter Pea) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by michaelb
Microseris walteri (Yam Daisy, Murnong) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Sep 2022 by JVR
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Bruce, ACT - 21 Sep 2022 by JVR
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Bruce, ACT - 21 Sep 2022 by JVR
Calolampra sp. (genus) (Bark cockroach) at Bruce, ACT - 6 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Hemiergis talbingoensis (Three-toed Skink) at Bruce, ACT - 6 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Hygrocybe sp. (Hygrocybe) at Bruce, ACT - 6 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
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Aleurina sp. at Bruce, ACT - 6 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
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Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Bruce, ACT - 27 Jan 2022 by JVR
Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 4 Oct 2021 by Dora
Cymbonotus sp. (preissianus or lawsonianus) (Bears Ears) at Bruce, ACT - 4 Oct 2021 by Dora
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Caenoplana coerulea (Blue Planarian, Blue Garden Flatworm) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston
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Diemenia rubromarginata (Pink-margined bug) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by MattFox
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Cicadettini sp. (tribe) (Cicada) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by MattFox

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  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 3 Dec 2023 04:02 PM Recorded on
  • lyndallh Recorded by

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  • 2cms Flower dimension
  • 1 metre to 5 metres Plant height
  • True In flower
  • False Shrub(s) planted

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