Leucopogon woodsii F.Muell.

Fragm. 1: 178 (1859) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Small, slender shrub 20–40 cm high; branchlets minutely pubescent. Leaves erect to suberect, ovate to obovate, 3–5 mm long, 1.3–1.7 mm wide, slightly convex to flat, concolorous, glabrous except for a few minute hairs at base of upper surface; margins entire to minutely denticulate; apex obtuse, usually minutely mucronate or with a callus. Flowers white, 1 or 2 in axils, pendent; bracteoles ovate, 1–1.5 mm long, obtuse to subacute, glabrous, margins ciliolate; sepals ovate, 1.5–2.2 mm long, acute to acuminate, glabrous; corolla 4.5–8 mm long, lobes much longer than tube, acute to acuminate, densely bearded within; anthers lacking sterile tips; ovary 4- or 5-locular, glabrous, style 4–5 mm long. Fruit ovoid to obovoid, 4–6 mm long. Flowers Feb.–Jun.

GGr, LoM, MuM, Wim. Also WA, SA. Confined in Victoria to mallee-heath developed on deep sands, usually on or near dune crests, in the Little Desert and southern Big Desert.

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, 2019-12-11
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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 woodsii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucopogon woodsii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Greater Grampians present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia