Leucopogon parviflorus (Andrews) Lindl.

Coast Beard-heath

Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 18: t. 1560 (1833) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub or small tree, c. 1–5 m high; branchlets minutely and sparsely pubescent. Leaves erect to spreading, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, 15–35 mm long, 3–7 mm wide, slightly convex to flat, slightly discolorous, subglaucous beneath, glabrous; apex broadly acute, thickened and channelled. Flowers white, 6–13, in terminal and near-terminal spikes 1–3 cm long; bracteoles ovate, 1–1.5 mm long, broadly acute to obtuse, glabrous; sepals white, ovate, 1.5–1.9 mm long, acute, glabrous; corolla 3.5–5 mm long, lobes slightly longer than tube, acute, densely and shortly bearded within; anthers with recurved sterile tips; ovary 4- or 5-locular, glabrous, style 0.5–1 mm long. Fruit spherical, c. 4.5 mm diam., white and fleshy when ripe. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

Brid, EGL, GipP, Glep, HFE, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. New Zealand. Common on dunes and sandstone and limestone slopes along almost the entire Victorian coastline, rarely extending more than c. 0.5 km from the shore, but occurring up to c. 15 km inland beside the Glenelg River near Drik Drik in the far south-west. .

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
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leucopogon parviflorus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucopogon parviflorus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory