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Leucopogon lanceolatus (Sm.) R.Br.
Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Styphelioideae
Leucopogon lanceolatus (Sm.) R.Br. APNI*

Description: Erect often bushy shrub 70–300 cm high; branchlets glabrous or finely pubescent.

Leaves elliptic or ovate, 6–34 mm long, 1.3–5.5 mm wide; margins sometimes recurved, entire or toothed towards apex; lamina concolorous, flat to convex on upper surface, lower surface faintly striate; petiole 0–1.5 mm.

Flowers erect, 2–16 in spikes 3–39 mm long, white; bracteoles 0.65–1.5 mm long. Sepals 1.1–2 mm long. Corolla tube 1–1.8 mm long, pubescent near throat inside; lobes 1.2–2.25 mm long.

Fruit ellipsoid or obovoid, 2.1–3.3 mm long, red, smooth-surfaced, glabrous.


Illustration
L. Elkan

Habit
Photo Tanja Lenz

Flower
Photo D. Hardin

Fruit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flowering: throughout year except Jan.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in eucalypt forest and woodland on various substrates.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by J. M. Powell, except for groups with contributors listed
Taxon concept:

 Key to the varieties 
1Branchlets ± glabrous, leaves usually elliptic; flowers 6–11 in spikes 8–17 mm long; bracteoles and sepals broad-acute to obtuse; corolla tube equal to or longer than the sepalsvar. lanceolatus
Branchlets silky; leaves narrow-ovate; flowers 2–16 in spikes 3–39 mm long; bracteoles and sepals acute; corolla tube shorter than the sepalsvar. gracilis

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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