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Leucopogon exolasius (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex Benth.
Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Epacridoideae
Leucopogon exolasius (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*

Description: Erect shrub to 1 m high; branchlets pubescent.

Leaves oblong-linear or elliptic, 5.2–14.3 mm long, 1.2–2.4 mm wide; margins recurved or revolute, toothed to ciliate towards apex; lamina discolorous, scabrous to sparsely hispid, upper surface convex, lower surface striate-ribbed; petiole 0.3–0.5 mm long.

Flowers spreading to pendent, 1–3 plus rudiment in spikes to 14 mm long, white; peduncles 2.5–5.3 mm long; bracteoles 1.6–1.9 mm long. Sepals 4.2–5.2 mm long. Corolla tube 3.1–3.6 mm long, often sparsely villous outside, pubescent near throat inside; lobes 4–5.4 mm long, villous outside.

Fruit ellipsoid, 4.4–4.8 mm long, glabrous, finely ribbed.

Flowering: August

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland on sandstone, restricted to the Woronora and Grose Rivers and Stokes Creek, Royal N.P.
NSW subdivisions: CC

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

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


Life History
Flowers White, August--September.

Fruit/seed Fruit (drupe), 4.5 mm long, mature October.

Habitat Hillsides near creeks.

Altitude 0--100 m                                      Annual rainfall 1000--1400 mm

Typical local abundance Rare.

Vegetation Woodland e.g. with Eucalytus piperita, E. sieberi and shrubs Pultenaea flexilis, Leptospermum trinervium, Dillwynia retorta.

Substrate Sandy alluvium and rocky sandstone hillsides near creeks, low nutrient soils.

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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