Epacris lanuginosa Labill.

Woolly-style Heath

Nov. Holl. Pl. 1: 42, t. 57 (1805) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Slender, erect shrub to c. 1.6 m high. Branchlets tomentose. Leaves crowded, erect to spreading, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 5–13 mm long, 0.6–3 mm wide, glabrous, flat or concave, mid-vein keeled toward apex beneath, otherwise venation ± obscure; apex acuminate, mucronate; margins minutely serrulate; base cuneate; petiole absent or to c. 1 mm long. Flowers subsessile in axils forming terminal clusters or crowded along the upper 10 cm or more of branches; bracts 13–30; sepals lanceolate, 4.5–7.5 mm long, acuminate; corolla white, tubular to narrowly campanulate, tube 4.5–8 mm long, equal to or slightly exceeding the calyx, puberulent internally, lobes 2.7–4 mm long, obtuse; anthers enclosed; ovary puberulent, nectary scales narrowly triangular, style slightly thicker and pubescent in middle third, 5.5–7.5 mm long. Flowers mostly Aug.–Jan.

EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also NSW, Tas. Occurs in wet heathland, wet scrub and heathy forest-woodland at low elevations.

Source: Albrecht, D.E. (1996). Epacridaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-07-03
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Ericales
family Ericaceae
genus Epacris
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

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New South Wales