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Lomatia tinctoria (Proteaceae) 3:613

Lomatia tinctoria is a common and widespread species. It grows in dry sclerophyll forests and subalpine woodlands. It is a medium sized shrub that has elongated spikes of whitish flowers. The fruit are follicles that look like guitars when open. The fruit are follicles that look like guitars when open. The leaves are extraordinarily diverse in shape - they range from completely unlobed to three times divided, the lobes can be only a mm or so wide, up to about 10mm wide.  Although the common forms of the two species are strikingly different, L. tinctoria intergrades seamlessly with L. polymorpha (notably in the Lake St Claire area). This could be the result of repeated hybridisation.
  
  

  

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