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Eriostemon

Eriostemon spp.

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Philotheca verrucosa
KNP philotheca spicata-3

Overview

Genus with around 37 evergreen shrubs and small trees originating from Australia. They produce attractive, star-shaped, often white or pink flowers but purple, red or blue may be seen. Flowers are produced profusely and are the main reason this genus is grown, they are waxy and usually possess 5 petals. Foliage is aromatic and frequently warty.