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Acrotriche leucocarpa Jobson & Whiffin
Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Epacridoideae
Acrotriche leucocarpa Jobson & Whiffin APNI*

Description: Erect, much branched shrub, 0.3–1.3 m high; branchlets finely hirsute.

Leaves spreading to ( horizontal, lanceolate to rarely elliptic, 5.5–14.0 mm long, 1.5–3.5 mm wide; apex pungent; margins entire to slightly recurved; upper surface dull green, lower surface waxy white with branching striate veins; petiole 0.5–1.0.

Flowers 3–6 per spike, on first year wood; bracteoles 0.8–1.0 mm long. Sepals 1.25–1.6 long. Corolla tube green or with reddish tinge at tips, tube 1.5–2.5 mm long; lobes 1.0–1.2 mm long. Ovary 4- or 5-locular.

Fruit ovoid-globose, 3–5 mm diameter, pearly white, translucent.


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Flowering: Flowers May–October

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in montane open eucalypt woodlands, in sandy clays or sandy loams over sandstone; chiefly south from Tinderry Mountains, but also known from Kanangra Walls and Wianborough Gap. Also in Vic.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

Text by J. M. Powell, except for groups with contributors listed
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APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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