Leucopogon collinus (Labill.) R.Br.

Fringed Beard-heath

Prodr. 543 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Slender erect or spreading shrub, to c. 60 cm high; branchlets minutely hispid. Leaves reflexed or spreading (ascending when very young), narrowly lanceolate to oblong, 4–12 mm long, 1–2.7 mm wide, convex or flat, slightly discolorous, glabrous with margins scabrous-ciliate, lower surface weakly 5–9-veined; apex acute, straight or slightly recurved. Flowers white, crowded, (5–)10–25 in terminal or upper-axillary spikes 5–13 mm long, spikes sometimes clustered at branch-tips; bracteoles ovate, 0.7–1.7 mm long, broadly acute or obtuse, glabrous; sepals ovate-oblong, 1.3–2 mm long, obtuse, glabrous; corolla 1.8–2.4 mm long, lobes subequal to or slightly longer than tube, acute, spreading, densely bearded within; anthers with short, slightly recurved sterile tips; ovary 2-locular, glabrous, style tapering, 0.2–0.3 mm long. Fruit. ellipsoid, c. 2.5 mm long. Flowers Jul.–Oct.

EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, VAlp, VRiv, Wim. Also NSW, Tas. Common in sandy coastal heathlands and scrub eastwards from Orbost, uncommon and scattered in heathy lowland or foothill forests westwards to Little 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, 2019-12-04
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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 collinus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucopogon collinus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales