Leucopogon rufus Lindl. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub, usually 30–60 cm high; branchlets glabrous to finely pubescent.
Leaves erect to spreading, ovate, 6–12 (25) mm long, 2–5 mm wide, concave to rarely flat, somewhat discolorous, paler below, glabrous to pubescent; margins entire to minutely toothed; apex aristate.
Flowers white, soon reddening on drying, 2–5 in axillary spikes 6–9 mm long; bracteoles ovate to almost orbicular, 1.4–2.0 mm long, broadly acute, glabrous to sparsely pubescent; sepals narrowly ovate, 3.1–4.6 mm long, apex acute, glabrous or with scattered hairs; corolla 5.3–6.6 mm long, lobes shorter than the tube, acute, densely bearded within; anthers lacking sterile tips; ovary 2- or 3-locular, glabrous, style 2.1–4.2 mm long, hairy.
Fruit ovoid, c. 6 mm long, with paler ring-like rim at apex, part of style frequently persisting for some time.
Flowering: Flowers Nov – March
Distribution and occurrence: Scattered and uncommon in N.S.W.; Vic, SA
NSW subdivisions: CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by E.A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of Victoria III
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