Leptospermum continentale

Common name: 

Prickly Tea-tree

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEHJKMNPRSTVWXZ) also SA, NSW, ACT

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Heathlands and woodlands1

Flower description:

White1

Habit:

Shrub to 2 m high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The leaves are sharply pointed and broadest towards base. Fruits are woody and domed with 5 cells2

Images:
Image of Leptospermum continentale
Image of Leptospermum continentale
Image of Leptospermum continentale
Image of Leptospermum continentale Image: David Meagher
Image of Leptospermum continentale Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Costermans, L. (2006). “Trees of Victoria and adjoining areas”. Costermans Publishing, Frankston, Victoria.