Epacris rhombifolia (L.R.Fraser & Vickery) Menadue

Telopea 18: 451, 452 (2015)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Slender, erect shrub to c. 2 m high. Branchlets pubescent. Leaves semi-appressed to spreading, rhombic, 2–4.5 mm long, 1.5–3.5 mm wide, virtually flat, venation indistinct, glabrous, apex acute, shortly mucronate, slightly incurved at tip; base cuneate to truncate; margins entire or minutely serrulate toward the apex; petiole 0.3–0.8 mm long. Flowers shortly pedicellate in axils along branches; bracts c. 16–20; sepals ovate to ovate-elliptic, 1.5–2.5 mm long, acute; corolla white, campanulate, tube c. 1–2 mm long, shorter than calyx, lobes 1.5–2 mm long; anthers enclosed or partly exserted; ovary glabrous, nectary scales rounded, style straight-sided, to c. 0.5 mm long, glabrous. Capsule depressed-globose, c. 2 mm diam. Flowers Dec.–Mar.

GipP, HNF, HSF, VAlp. Also NSW. Known in Victoria from subalpine wet heaths near Lake Mountain (Mt Bullfight, Blue Range), Mt Baw Baw and surrounds, and the Snowy Range north of Licola.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2016-09-06
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 rhombifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Epacris rhombifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native