Leucopogon attenuatus A.Cunn.

Grey Beard-heath

in Field, Geogr. Mem. New South Wales 341 (1825) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Decumbent to ascending shrub to c. 40 cm high; branchlets pubescent. Leaves ascending to subappressed, oblong to elliptic, 2–7 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, convex, ± concolorous, grey-green, minutely scabrous-hispid above, papillose beneath, sometimes with a few longer hairs; margins minutely denticulate, somewhat recurved; apex obtuse, with slender mucro to c. 1 mm long. Flowers white (pink in bud), solitary (rarely 2 or 3) in axils; bracteoles ± orbicular, 1–1.5 mm long, glabrous, or hispidulous toward apex; sepals ovate, 1.9–2.5 mm long, obtuse, glabrous to sparsely hispidulous; corolla 3–4 mm long, lobes equal to or slightly longer than tube, acute, spreading, densely long-bearded within; anthers lacking sterile tips; ovary glabrous, 5-locular, style 0.5–0.9 mm long, not exserted. Fruit ellipsoid, obovoid, ridged, 2–3 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp. Also Qld, NSW, ACT. Scattered and generally rather rare, but locally abundant on dryish, rocky, usually elevated sites in the further east (e.g. Mt Hedrick near Maffra, Benambra-Wulgulmerang area, Mt Tingaringy).

Source: Powell, J.M.; Walsh, N.G.; Brown, E.A. (1996). Leucopogon. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-03-06
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Ericales
family Ericaceae
genus Leucopogon
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

Distribution map
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory