Leucopogon riparius N.A.Wakef.

Victorian Naturalist 73: 59 (1956) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect shrub 1–2 m high; branchlets at first pubescent, soon becoming glabrous. Leaves suberect to slightly spreading, narrowly elliptic to narrowly obovate, 11–18 mm long, 1.6–3.2 mm wide, flat, concolorous, scabrous (lower surface sometimes glabrous); margins minutely denticulate; apex aristate to mucronate. Flowers white, 3–5 in axillary spikes c. 4 mm long; bracteoles ovate, 1–1.5 mm long, acute to subobtuse, glabrous, margins ciliolate; sepals ovate, 1.5–2.2 mm long, acute, glabrous; corolla 4–5 mm long, lobes longer than the tube, acute, densely bearded within; anthers lacking sterile tips; ovary 5-locular, glabrous, style 1.5–2 mm long. Fruit ovoid, c. 3 mm long, often slightly asymmetric, sparsely hairy. Flowers Sep.

EGU. Known only from rocky shores of the Snowy River, from the gorge tract (east of W Tree) to shortly downstream of the Buchan River confluence.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Ericales
family Ericaceae
genus Leucopogon
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leucopogon riparius in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucopogon riparius in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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