Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Leptospermum blakelyi

Common name

A tea-tree



Where found

Heath on rocky escarpments. Tablelands and ranges between Crookwell and Kandos. Mostly near Lithgow and in Newnes State Forest.


Shrub about 1 m high. Leaf tips blunt to sharp. Bark rough, shed in strips. Younger stems densely hairy. Leaves aromatic when rubbed, alternating up the stems, 0.4–0.8 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, often concave in cross section, silky on the bases and margins; tips variably rounded to pointed, bases tapering more or less gradually to a short slender stalk, often broader at the base. Flowers about 7 mm in diameter, with 5 white or pink petals, in clusters of 1-4 flowers. Flowers November to December. Nuts shed late, 2-3.5 mm in diameter, becoming hairless.

PlantNET description:  (accessed 22 January, 2021)

Additional information in: Thompson, J. (8 December 1989), A revision of the genus Leptospermum (Myrtaceae). Telopea 3(3): 378-379, map 5-30