Leucopogon gelidus (F.Muell. ex Benth.) N.A.Wakef.

Victorian Naturalist 73: 59 (1956) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Compact shrub, to c. 2 m high; branchlets minutely and sparsely pubescent. Leaves erect or suberect, elliptic to oblanceolate, 10–25 mm long, 2–6.5 mm wide, flat or slightly convex, concolorous to slightly discolorous, glabrous; margin entire to serrulate toward the broadly acute to obtuse apex. Flowers white, 3–8, in conspicuously decurved, terminal and upper-axillary spikes 7–15 mm long; bracteoles ovate, 1.4–2.3 mm long, acute, glabrous; sepals ovate, 2.5–3 mm long, acute, glabrous; corolla 3.5–5 mm long, lobes one-quarter to one-third as long as tube, acute, densely and shortly bearded within; anthers with straight or recurved sterile tips; ovary 2-locular, glabrous, style 1–2.5 mm long. Fruit ovoid to spherical c. 4 mm diam., red, translucent and fleshy when ripe. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

EGU, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. Occurs in subalpine woodlands and Eucalyptus delegatensis forests eastwards from Lake Mountain, often in rocky areas, and largely coextensive with Acrothamnus maccraei.

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, 2019-12-12
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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 gelidus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucopogon gelidus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory