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Leucopogon attenuatus A.Cunn.
Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Epacridoideae
Leucopogon attenuatus A.Cunn. APNI*

Description: Shrub usually 20–60 cm high; branchlets pubescent.

Leaves erect or upwardly appressed, oblong or linear, 2–7.2 mm long, 0.9–2.1 mm wide, margins recurved and minutely toothed; lamina concolorous, ± finely hispid, upper surface convex, lower surface with 3 central parallel veins; petiole ± absent.

Flowers erect, 1–3 plus rudiment, in upper axils of lateral branches, white; bracteoles 1.1–1.4 mm long, hispid. Sepals 1.9–2.4 mm long. Corolla tube 1.6–2.1 mm long, pubescent internally near throat; lobes 1.5–2 mm long.

Fruit ellipsoid to ovoid, 2.1–2.9 mm long, ribbed, glabrous.


Photo © ANBG

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: May–December, mainly August-November

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest, open woodland and open rocky platforms within heath, on sandy loams over various substrates, south from Nandewar Ra. and Guyra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

Text by J. M. Powell, except for groups with contributors listed
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


ECOLOGY

Life History
Flowers White, May--December, mainly August--November.

Fruit/seed Fleshy fruit 2--3 mm long.


Habitat
Habitat Rock platforms.

Altitude 800--1000 m                                      Annual rainfall 900--1000 mm

Typical local abundance Rare.

Vegetation Low heath e.g. with Baeckea brevifolia.

Substrate Sandy loam on granite, low nutrients.


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***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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