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Family Epacridaceae

Styphelia tubiflora - Red five-corners

Diagnosis: Straggly understorey shrub common in Sydney region. Leaves 15 mm long tapering to a point, with margins curved under. Flowers very showy, bright red, 20 to 25 mm long with curled lobes and yellowish-green calyx.

Flowering: Autumn and winter.

Habitat: heath and open forest, on sandy soils.

Distribution: in Sydney widespread from coast to mountains. In New South Wales also south coast and southern tablelands.

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