Leptospermum madidum subsp. sativum

Leptospermum madidum subsp. sativum

Leptospermum madidum subsp. sativum

(Weeping tea-tree)

FAMILY

Myrtaceae

Species

Leptospermum madidum subsp. sativum

Common name

Weeping tea tree

Flower colour; life form

White, shrub, small tree

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

Previously part of L. longifolium and L. parvifolium, this tall spreading shrub has long pendulous branches. The linear leaves are up to 7 cm long. Flowers white, fruit thin-walled to 2 x 3.5 mm. This subspecies is native to the Northern Territory and the Kimberleys. L. madidum subsp. madidum has broader leaves and larger fruits and is confined to Cape York.