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Thryptomene hexandra

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Myrtaceae
Scientific name  Thryptomene hexandra
Order  Myrtales
Genus  Thryptomene
Rank  Species

Thryptomene hexandra is a shrub in the family Myrtaceae, endemic to Australia.

It grows to 2.5 metres in height, with a spreading habit, and produces white flowers in the upper leaf axils in groups of 1-3. It has leaves which are narrow and up to 8 mm in length.

This member of the Thryptomene genus produces a strong-flavoured honey marketed under the name "goo bush"..

Distribution

It is occurs in New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory. In the Northern Territory it occurs solely in the Finke Gorge National Park and is known there as the Palm Valley Myrtle.

References

Thryptomene hexandra Wikipedia


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