Leucopogon clelandii Cheel

Cleland's Beard-heath

Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 39: 98 (1915) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Weak shrub, to c. 30 cm high; branchlets pubescent. Leaves spreading to reflexed, broadly ovate, 2.5–6 mm long, 1–1.8 mm wide, convex, discolorous, upper surface glabrous to slightly scabrous, lower surface 9–15-veined, papillose to shortly pubescent between nerves; base very obtuse to cordate; apex obtuse with mucro 0.5–1 mm long, straight or slightly recurved. Flowers white, solitary or paired in axils, pendent; bracteoles orbicular, c. 1 mm long, shortly mucronate, glabrous; sepals oblong, 2–3 mm long, acuminate to mucronate, glabrous; corolla 2.5–3.8 mm long, lobes nearly twice as long as tube, narrowly acute, recurved, sparsely bearded inside and out; anthers with very short and narrow sterile tips; ovary 2-locular, pubescent, style 1.5–2.5 mm long, shortly exserted from corolla. Fruit ellipsoid, 2–3 mm long, sparsely pubescent. Flowers Apr.–Sep.

DunT, Glep, GGr, LoM, MuM, Wim. Also SA. Occurs in mallee scrub and heath communities, sometimes in poorly drained, slightly saline sites, from the Big Desert (e.g. Wyperfeld National Park) south to near Casterton, and as far east as the Victoria Range in the Grampians. Rather rare throughout its range.

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, 2019-12-04
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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 clelandii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucopogon clelandii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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Western Australia
South Australia