Leucopogon glacialis Lindl.

Twisted Beard-heath

in T.Mitch., Three Exped. Australia 2: 174 (1838) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Spreading to erect shrub, to c. 60 cm high; branchlets pubescent. Leaves rather erect, narrowly ovate to lanceolate, 3–12 mm long, 0.6–1.3 mm wide, ± flat but spirally twisted, wholly glabrous or margins ciliate, venation indistinct; apex acute to acuminate, straight. Flowers white, crowded, usually 6–12 in erect or drooping, terminal and/or upper axillary spikes 4–10 mm long; bracteoles ovate, 0.8–1.2 mm long, obtuse, ciliate toward apex; sepals oblong to ovate, 1.3–2.5 mm long, broadly acute to obtuse, ciliate toward apex, otherwise glabrous, or rarely, short-pubescent; corolla 1.5–3 mm long, lobes slightly longer than tube, acute, spreading, densely bearded within; anthers with short, straight or recurved sterile tips; ovary 2-locular, glabrous, style 0.2–0.4 mm long. Fruit ovoid to obovoid, c. 2 mm long. Flowers mainly Apr.–Sep.

CVU, DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, OtP, OtR, VVP, Wim. Also SA. Largely confined to the south-west, where locally common in heathland and heathy woodland (e.g. Grampians, Casterton area, Mt Richmond). Uncommon further east (Enfield, Anglesea, Brisbane Ranges) and north in the Little Desert and apparently near Mildura.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-14
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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 glacialis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucopogon glacialis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Otway Ranges present native

State distribution

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South Australia