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Dracophyllum densum

Kingdom:   Plantae
(unranked):        Angiosperms
(unranked):        Eudicots
(unranked):        Asterids
Order:       Ericales
Family:      Ericaceae
Genus:      Dracophyllum
Species: D. densum
Binominal name: Dracophyllum densum

Dracophyllum densum is a prostrate shrub (0.3–0.5 m tall), endemic to New Zealand’s South Island (North-West Nelson, westerly from Karamea to near Westport). It is common in the PaparoaRanges and on the Denniston Plateau. Its habitat is usually open infertile areas amongst sandstone, granite or exposed coal measures.
Dracophyllum densum has a prostrate habit with branches that have a dark grey, deeply, fissured bark. The branches bear short erect leaves that tightly clasp the stem. The leaves apices are obtusely acute.
Solitary white flowers appear January - April

For more details on Dracophyllum densum visit: http://www.nzpcn.org.nz/flora_details.aspx?ID=470  







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