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Agiortia cicatricata (J.M.Powell) Quinn
Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Epacridoideae
Agiortia cicatricata (J.M.Powell) Quinn APNI*

Synonyms: Leucopogon cicatricatus J.M.Powell APNI*
Leucopogon sp. B sensu Harden (1992) APNI*

Description: Slender erect shrub to c. 60 cm high; branchlets finely hispid.

Leaves lanceolate, oblong or narrow-elliptic, 9.9–16.6 mm long, 1.4–2.5 mm wide; margin recurved, entire; lamina glabrous, discolorous, upper surface convex, lower surface glaucous and strongly ridged; petiole 0.5–1.5 mm long.

Flowers erect, 2–6 plus rudiment in 7–12 mm long spikes crowded at end of branches, white; bracteoles 1.8–2.4 mm long. Sepals 2.7–3.6 mm long. Corolla tube 2.2–2.8 mm long, sparsely pubescent at throat; lobes 2.5–3 mm long.

Fruit depressed-globose, 3.8–5.2 mm long, glabrous, red.


Flowering: Flowers August–September

Distribution and occurrence: North from Comboyne district at altitudes of 1350-1500 m.

Grows in sparse shrubby vegetation in rock crevices and on exposed plateaus on skeletal sandy soil over granite.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-
AVH map***

Text by E.A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora NSW III as Leucopogon sp. B

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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