Acrotriche R.Br.

Greek akron—summit, thrix—hair referring to the tuft of hair at the tip of the petals.

Small shrubs. Branchlets hairy. Leaves crowded mostly linear to lanceolate the lower surface pale and sharply pointed. Flowers small, in short spikes. Sepals 5 with hairy margins. Floral tube bell-shaped to cylindrical with hairs in the throat, often inflated. Flower lobes arranged edge-to-edge in bud and with tufts of hairs at the tips. Stamens with short filaments attached in the throat. Ovary spherical with 2-7 chambers, each with 1 ovule. Fruit a drupe.

Mostly by cuttings or layers.

Flower lobes greenish, edge-to-edge in bud; hairs at tips of flower lobes.

14 species endemic to Australia, in all states.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Epacridaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Ericales
family       Ericaceae
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Subordinate taxa
species         Acrotriche serrulata R.Br.