Leucopogon attenuatus A.Cunn. APNI*
Description: Shrub usually 20–60 cm high; branchlets pubescent.
Leaves erect or upwardly appressed, oblong or linear, 2–7.2 mm long, 0.9–2.1 mm wide, margins recurved and minutely toothed; lamina concolorous, ± finely hispid, upper surface convex, lower surface with 3 central parallel veins; petiole ± absent.
Flowers erect, 1–3 plus rudiment, in upper axils of lateral branches, white; bracteoles 1.1–1.4 mm long, hispid. Sepals 1.9–2.4 mm long. Corolla tube 1.6–2.1 mm long, pubescent internally near throat; lobes 1.5–2 mm long.
Fruit ellipsoid to ovoid, 2.1–2.9 mm long, ribbed, glabrous.
Flowering: May–December, mainly August-November
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest, open woodland and open rocky platforms within heath, on sandy loams over various substrates, south from Nandewar Ra. and Guyra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by J. M. Powell, except for groups with contributors listed
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
White, May--December, mainly August--November.
Fruit/seed Fleshy fruit 2--3 mm long.
Altitude 800--1000 m
Annual rainfall 900--1000 mm
Typical local abundance Rare.
Vegetation Low heath e.g. with Baeckea brevifolia.
Substrate Sandy loam on granite, low nutrients.
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