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Leucopogon deformis R.Br.
Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Epacridoideae
Leucopogon deformis R.Br. APNI*

Description: Bushy shrub, usually < 1 m high; branchlets ± glabrous.

Leaves ± narrow-ovate, 4.9–6.7 mm long, 1.0–1.2 mm wide; margins minutely toothed to ciliate; lamina concolorous, glabrous, thick, flat; lower surface faintly striate; petiole 0.7 mm.

Flowers terminal and clustered around in the upper axils, erect, 1 or 2 plus rudiment, white, sessile; bracteoles 1.3–1.75 mm long. Sepals 2.5–3.2 mm long. Corolla tube 1.9–2.0 mm long, glabrous, internally pubescent in upper half; lobes 1.7–2.5 mm long, internally pubescent with hairs shorter towards apex.

Fruit oblong, 2.0–2.3 mm long, pubescent, finely ridged, brown.


Herbarium
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Flowering: March–May.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in coastal dry sandplain heaths; occasional, north from Hawks Nest, with an early record from Centennial Park, Sydney.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by J. M. Powell, except for groups with contributors listed; updated Louisa Murray pers. comm. C.J. Quinn.
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


ECOLOGY

Life History
Flowers White, March--May.

Fruit/seed Succulent fruit (drupe), 2--2.3 mm long.


Habitat
Altitude 0--100 m                                      Annual rainfall 1200 mm

Vegetation Coastal dry sandplain heath.

Substrate Deep sand.


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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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