Common name: Daphne Heath
Leucopogon trichostylus J.M.Powell APNI*
Synonyms: Leucopogon sp. C sensu Harden (1992) APNI*
Description: Erect to spreading shrub, usually 1–1.5 m high; branchlets scabrous to finely hispid.
Leaves elliptic to ± obovate, 8.4–14 mm long, 2.1–3.7 mm wide; margin minutely toothed; lamina discolorous, ± glabrous, usually slightly concave, lower surface striate with many ± parallel veins; petiole 0.8–1.2 mm long.
Flowers erect to spreading, 1 or 2 (rarely 3) together plus rudiment, white; peduncles 1–1.5 mm long; bracteoles 1.2–2.8 mm long. Sepals 2.7–4.8 mm long. Corolla tube 3–6 mm long, internally sparsely hairy; lobes 2.7–4.6 mm long.
Fruit ± ellipsoid, 3.5–4.2 mm long, glabrous, angled, thinly fleshy.
Flowering: Flowers April–June and September-October
Distribution and occurrence: Chiefly from Apsley to Chaelundi Falls.
Grows on rocky outcrops or cliff edges, also in eucalypt forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: ?Qld
Text by E.A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora NSW III
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