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Family Tremandraceae

Tetratheca shiressii

A wiry shrub with thin stems commonly 50cm tall. Some stems are hairless, with narrow opposite leaves, others on the same plant have brown hairs and groups of 3 or 4 broader leaves. The flowers are large and borne on a slender hairless stalk.

Flowering: late winter to spring

Habitat: Heaths and open forest

Distribution: Not common in the Sydney area, but commonly found around Wattamolla in the Royal National Park. Restricted to the NSW central coast.

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