Epacris celata Crowden

Muelleria 8: 319 (1995) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Spreading to erect shrub, 20–60 cm high. Branchlets shortly pubescent. Leaves erect to spreading, elliptic to obovate, 2–4(–5.5)mm long, 1.4–2.5 mm wide, glabrous or minutely pubescent, flat or slightly concave, midvein hardly keeled beneath; apex broadly acute to obtuse, blunt, or with minute (to c. 0.2 mm) mucro; margins thickened and obtuse, smooth or minutely scabrous when young; base cuneate; petiole appressed, to 1 mm long. Flowers subsessile in upper axils, forming head-like clusters; bracts 10–20; sepals ovate, 2.5–3 mm long, acute; corolla white, campanulate, glabrous, tube 1–1.5 mm long, lobes 2–3 mm long, obtuse; anthers enclosed or partly exserted; ovary glabrous, nectary scales truncate, style straight-sided, glabrous, c. 0.5 mm long Flowers Dec.–Feb.

HNF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. Locally common on higher mountains of the alps (e.g. Mt Reynard, Mt Wellington, Bogong High Plains, Mt Hotham, Nunniong Plateau, Davies Plain), occurring in damp to wet heathlands and bogs, often co-extensive with E. breviflora and/or E. glacialis.

Source: Albrecht, D.E. (1996). Epacridaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Ericales
family Ericaceae
genus Epacris
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Epacris celata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Epacris celata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales