Styphelia sieberi (DC.) Hislop, Crayn & Puente-Lel.

Long-flower Beard-heath

Austral. Syst. Bot. 33: 159 (2020)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Erect, usually densely foliose shrub to c. 1 m high; branchlets hirsute. Leaves widely spreading to suberect, oblong to oblanceolate, 6–12 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, convex, concolorous or slightly paler beneath, glabrous; margins serrulate; apex acuminate, tapered to a mucro 0.5–1 mm long. Flowers white, solitary in axils; bracteoles broadly ovate to orbicular, 1.3–1.7 mm long, broadly acute to obtuse, shortly mucronate, glabrous; sepals ovate, 2.5–4 mm long, acute, glabrous; corolla cylindric, 6–8 mm long, lobes about one-quarter as long as tube, acute, erect to somewhat spreading, lightly bearded within; anthers lacking sterile tips; ovary glabrous, 4- or 5-locular, style slightly shorter than corolla tube. Fruit ellipsoid, 3–4 mm long. Flowers Jul.–Oct.

EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, VAlp. Also Qld, NSW. Occasional on shallow rocky soils in dryish, foothill to montane forests, from about the Mitchell River eastwards (e.g. Buchan, Murrindal, Nowa Nowa, Deddick, Howe Range).

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 (as Leucopogon juniperinus R.Br.).
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2020-07-03
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Ericales
family Ericaceae
genus Styphelia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Styphelia sieberi in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Styphelia sieberi in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native