From Bushwalk Australia
List of Tasmanian Tea Trees (Leptospermum)
Etymology: Leptos, thin & Sperma, seed.
Eight different species of Leptospermum are native to Tasmania including six that are endemic.
ε: Endemic species.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Etymology|
|Leptospermum glaucescens ε||Smokey Tea Tree, Glaucous Tea-tree||glauc: gray, bluish-gray & esc(ens) becoming, slightly|
|Leptospermum grandiflorum ε||Autumn Tea-tree, Eastern Tea-Tree||grandis: big, large & floreus flowery|
|Leptospermum laevigatum||Coastal tea-tree||laevigo or levigo: smooth|
|Leptospermum lanigerum||Woolly Tea Tree||laniger: wool bearing|
|Leptospermum nitidum ε||Shining or shiny tea-tree||nitidus, (nitidum): shining, polished.|
|Leptospermum riparium ε||River Tea-tree||riparius relating to a riverbank|
|Leptospermum rupestre ε||Mountain Tea-tree, Alpine Tea-tree, Creeping Tea-tree||rupestre: rock|
|Leptospermum scoparium var. eximium ε||Spreading Tea-Tree||scōpa (scōpārum):broom & eximius (eximium):select, special|
Important: In Tasmania, the "Subalpine Leptospermun nitidum Woodlands", (TASVEG code - NLN) are considered to be a threatened native vegetation community. An info sheet is available on the Forest Practices Authority website. These communities are very fire sensitive and care should be taken to avoid lighting fires, including camp fires, in areas where these plants communities occur.
Note: I am not certain whether L.scoparium is found in Tasmania only as var. eximium.