Epacris glacialis (F.Muell.) M.Gray

Contr. Herb. Austral. 26: 5 (1976) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Prostrate to decumbent shrub to c. 30 cm high, sometimes rooting from lower branches; branchlets glabrous or occasionally minutely pubescent. Leaves suberect to widely spreading, rhombic to broadly obovate, 1.8–3.5 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, glabrous, shallowly plano-convex, obscurely keeled beneath, venation obscure; apex obtuse, slightly incurved; margins smooth to minutely serrulate, ± thickened; base usually cuneate; petiole indistinct or to c. 0.3 mm long. Flowers sessile to subsessile, forming small terminal clusters to c. 1 cm long; bracts 10–16; sepals ovate, 2.8–5 mm long, obtuse; corolla white, campanulate, tube 2–3 mm long, slightly shorter than the calyx, lobes spreading, 2.5–3.5 mm long, obtuse; anthers enclosed or partly exserted; ovary glabrous, nectary scales truncate, style straight-sided, 0.8–1.3 mm long, glabrous. Flowers Dec.-Feb.

HNF, NIS, VAlp. Also NSW.  Restricted to the Bogong High Plains where sometimes locally plentiful in and around the margins of subalpine-alpine bogs, along creeks through moss beds and in gravelly soakages.

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 glacialis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Epacris glacialis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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New South Wales