Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Woollsia pungens

Common name




Where found

Dry forest, heath, and dunes. Coast and ranges, north of Pigeon House Mtn west of Ulladulla.


Shrub to 2 m high. Leaf tips sharp. Greyish or whitish hairy. Leaves crowded, 0.35–1.2 cm long, 1.5–6 mm wide, tips long-pointed and with a mucro 2–4 mm long, bases rounded to cordate. Flowers sweetly scented; white to dark pink or purplish, 8–13 mm in diameter, tubular, the tube slender, 7–14 mm long; with 5 spreading lobes each 4–5 mm long. Flowers single at the bases of the leaves, forming long leafy clusters. Flowers all year.

Family was Epacridaceae. 

PlantNET description: (accessed 12 February, 2021)