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Leucopogon confertus Benth.
Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Epacridoideae
Leucopogon confertus Benth. APNI*

Synonyms: Styphelia conferta F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Small shrub; branchlets pilose to pubescent.

Leaves erect, upwardly appressed near end of branches, oblong or lanceolate, 5–7.5 mm long, 0.8–1.4 mm wide; margins slightly recurved, toothed to ciliate; lamina concolorous, upper surface convex and hispid, lower surface striate-ribbed and grooved and finely hispid; petiole < 0.5 mm long.

Flowers solitary plus rudiment, erect, white pilose to villous; bracteoles 2.3–3 mm long. Sepals 3.4–4 mm long villous. Corolla tube 1.9–2.2 mm long, villous internally over upper half; lobes 2.2–2.5 mm long.

Fruit not seen. Flowering time unknown. Known only from one early collection from 'New England'.

Flowering: Flowering time unknown.

Distribution and occurrence: Known only from one early collection from 'New England'.
NSW subdivisions: NT

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
AVH map***

This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.

Text by J. M. Powell, except for groups with contributors listed
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)

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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