Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus J.M.Powell

Twin-flower Beard-heath

Telopea 5: 391 (1993) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect to spreading shrub, 40–150 cm high; branchlets hispid. Leaves spreading, ± oblong, 7–17 mm long, 1.2–3 mm wide, convex, concolorous or slightly paler beneath, glabrous to pilose; margins entire or serrulate toward apex; apex abruptly acuminate, with mucro 0.5–2 mm long. Flowers white or pale pink, solitary or usually paired in axils; bracteoles 1.4–2 mm long, wider than long, obtuse, shortly mucronate, glabrous to sparsely and minutely hispid near apex; sepals ovate, 3–3.7 mm long, acute, or obtuse and shortly mucronate, glabrous or minutely scabrous or ciliate near tip; corolla 4.5–6 mm long, lobes slightly shorter than tube, acute, recurved only near tips, bearded toward apex, only margins ciliate in lower part; anthers lacking sterile tips; ovary glabrous, 5-locular, style 4–7 mm long, shortly exceeding corolla. Fruit ellipsoid, 3–4 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, SnM, VAlp, VVP. NSW, ACT. Scattered through dryish montane to subalpine areas in the east and north-east (e.g. Licola, Mt Buffalo, Omeo, Bonang, Wulgulmerang, Pine Mountain) with disjunct westerly occurrences near Daylesford and in the Brisbane Ranges.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-09-11
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-03-06
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory