Leptospermum laevigatum

Leptospermum laevigatum, commonly known as the coast tea tree,[3] is a species of shrub or small tree that is endemic to south-eastern Australia, but has been widely introduced in other places where it is often considered to be a weed. It has thin, rough bark on the older stems, narrow egg-shaped leaves, relatively large white flowers and flat topped fruit that is shed shortly after reaching maturity.

Coast teatree
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Leptospermum
Species:
L. laevigatum
Binomial name
Leptospermum laevigatum
Occurrence data from AVH, including introductions in other states
Synonyms[2]
  • Fabricia laevigata Gaertn.
  • Fabricia myrtifolia Sieber ex Benth. nom. inval., pro syn.
  • Leptospermum laevigatum (Gaertn.) F.Muell. var. laevigatum

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