Leucopogon fraseri A.Cunn. ex DC.

Sharp Beard-heath

Prodr. 7: 753 (1839) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Trailing to decumbent shrub to c. 30 cm high; branchlets shortly hispid. Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, 3–8 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, flat to slightly convex, slightly discolorous, glabrous; margins minutely denticulate toward apex; apex acuminate, terminating in slender mucro to c. 1.5 mm long. Flowers white, single (rarely paired) in axils; bracteoles c. orbicular, 1–1.8 mm long, wider than long, glabrous, minutely mucronate; sepals ovate, 2.5–3.5 mm long, acute, or obtuse with a minute point, glabrous; corolla 5–7 mm long, lobes c. half as long as tube, acute, normally not widely spreading, densely bearded within; anthers lacking sterile tips; ovary glabrous, 5-locular, style shortly exceeding corolla tube, pilose at base. Fruit ellipsoid, 4–5 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

CVU, EGL, EGU, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. New Zealand. Fairly widespread in eastern Victoria, but rather uncommon, occurring chiefly on shallow, sandy or gravelly soils, often near rock, in open sites within dryish open-forests, woodland or heathland, often montane.

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

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leucopogon fraseri in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucopogon fraseri in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

Distribution map
State
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria
Tasmania