Leucopogon neurophyllus F.Muell.

Veined Beard-heath

Fragm. 1: 37 (1858)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Dense, much-branched shrub, to c. 2 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves erect, narrowly elliptic, 12–45 mm long, 2–8 mm wide, flat or slightly convex, slightly paler beneath, glabrous, both surfaces prominently lined by 3–7 translucent veins; margins serrulate; apex acuminate, somewhat thickened and narrowly channelled. Flowers white, 3–11 in terminal and upper-axillary spikes 8–16 mm long; bracteoles ovate, 0.9–1.8 mm long, acute, glabrous; sepals ovate, 1.6–3.2 mm long, acute; corolla 3–4 mm long, lobes equal to or slightly longer than tube, acute, densely bearded within; anthers with recurved sterile tips; ovary glabrous, 2(–3)-locular, style 0.3–0.7 mm long. Fruit spherical or obovoid, c. 2.5 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Jan.

CVU, GGr. Endemic in Victoria. Confined to higher parts of the Grampians (e.g. Major Mitchell Plateau, Victoria Range) and nearby Mts Langi Ghiran and Ben Nevis, occurring in moist forest and rocky shrubland communities.

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 neurophyllus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucopogon neurophyllus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native

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