Plants of
South Australia
Leptospermum laevigatum (∗)
Coast Tea-tree
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Botanical art

Kath Alcock paintings: 2.


Leptospermum from the Greek 'leptos' meaning fine, thin or slender and 'sperma' meaning seed; referring to the narrow seeds of the type species. Laevigatum from the Latin 'laevigatus' meaning smooth; probably referring to the appearance of the plant.

Distribution and status

Herbarium regions: Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern
NRM regions: Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Northern and Yorke, South East
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)