Leucopogon virgatus var. virgatus

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Branchlets and leaves glabrous, rarely minutely pubescent, with longer scattered hairs; leaves lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate (5–)7–25 mm long, acuminate, with a ± pungent apex. Flowers Jun.–Oct.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, ACT, Qld, NSW, Tas. Widespread and common in heathlands, woodlands and other drier forests developed on infertile, often sandy soils, but apparently absent from mallee communities (where replaced by var. brevifolius).

A variable taxon, but a rather distinctive form with relatively broad leaves, more or less truncate at the base, occurs on and near the Major Mitchell Plateau in the Grampians.

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, 2017-12-27
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Ericales
family Ericaceae
genus Leucopogon
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leucopogon virgatus var. virgatus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucopogon virgatus var. virgatus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native

State distribution

Distribution map
State
South Australia
Queensland
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria
Tasmania