Leucopogon exolasius (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 1 m high; branchlets pubescent.
Leaves oblong-linear or elliptic, 5.2–14.3 mm long, 1.2–2.4 mm wide; margins recurved or revolute, toothed to ciliate towards apex; lamina discolorous, scabrous to sparsely hispid, upper surface convex, lower surface striate-ribbed; petiole 0.3–0.5 mm long.
Flowers spreading to pendent, 1–3 plus rudiment in spikes to 14 mm long, white; peduncles 2.5–5.3 mm long; bracteoles 1.6–1.9 mm long. Sepals 4.2–5.2 mm long. Corolla tube 3.1–3.6 mm long, often sparsely villous outside, pubescent near throat inside; lobes 4–5.4 mm long, villous outside.
Fruit ellipsoid, 4.4–4.8 mm long, glabrous, finely ribbed.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland on sandstone, restricted to the Woronora and Grose Rivers and Stokes Creek, Royal N.P.
NSW subdivisions: CC
Fruit/seed Fruit (drupe), 4.5 mm long, mature October.
Habitat Hillsides near creeks.
Altitude 0--100 m
Annual rainfall 1000--1400 mm
Typical local abundance Rare.
Vegetation Woodland e.g. with Eucalytus piperita, E. sieberi and shrubs Pultenaea flexilis, Leptospermum trinervium, Dillwynia retorta.
Substrate Sandy alluvium and rocky sandstone hillsides near creeks, low nutrient soils.
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