Leucopogon melaleucoides A.Cunn. ex DC. APNI*
Description: Erect densely branched shrub, 70–100 cm high; branchlets pubescent.
Leaves lanceolate to obovate, 5–20.8 mm long, 0.6–2.8 mm wide; margins finely toothed; lamina concolorous, glabrous or minutely bristly, flat, lower surface striate-veined; petiole to 1 mm long.
Flowers erect, 3–15 together in spikes to 23 mm long, white; bracteoles 1.15–1.3 mm long. Sepals 1.9–2.4 mm long. Corolla tube 1.9–2.8 mm long, pilose near throat; lobes 2.5–3.0 mm long.
Fruit obovoid, 2.5–2.8 mm long, slightly ridged, glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath understorey of open woodland on sandy soils over granite, between 900-1200 m alt., north from Guyra district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by J. M. Powell, except for groups with contributors listed
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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