Leucopogon cordifolius Lindl.

in T.Mitch., Three Exped. Australia 2: 121 (1838) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub, usually 80–150 cm high; branchlets pubescent. Leaves reflexed, broadly ovate to orbicular, usually 3.5–7 mm long, 4–8 mm wide, flat to slightly convex, ± concolorous, basal region of upper surface pubescent but otherwise glabrous; margins entire to minutely serrate; apex aristate. Flowers white, 1–3 in axillary spikes 2–3.5 mm long; bracteoles broadly ovate to orbicular, 1.8–2.3 mm long, usually minutely mucronate, glabrous; sepals ovate, 3–5 mm long, more or less acute, glabrous; corolla 5–7 mm long, lobes about as long as tube, acute, densely bearded within; anthers lacking sterile tips; ovary 5-locular, glabrous, style 3–5 mm long. Fruit ovoid, c. 5 mm long. Flowers mostly Feb.–May.

LoM, MuF, MuM, Wim. Also WA, SA. Confined in Victoria to the far north-west where an occasional component of heathlands and heathy mallee woodlands, usually toward the crests of dunes on deep sand.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-14
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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 cordifolius in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucopogon cordifolius in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Murray Fans present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia