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The journal of the Western Australian Herbarium

Tetratheca pilata (Elaeocarpaceae), a new and apparently rare species from the Ongerup area of south-west Western Australia

Tetratheca pilata R.Butcher is described here as a new species and differentiated from similar taxa based on the prominent apical seta on its linear leaves and its more or less opposite-decussate phyllotaxis. Tetratheca pilata is an apparently rare, granite endemic from the Ongerup area and is listed as Priority One under the Department of Environment and Conservation’s Conservation Codes for Western Australian Flora. Images of this taxon and a distribution map are provided.