Leucopogon fletcheri Maiden & Betche APNI*
Description: Densely branched shrub to 1.8 m high; branchlets scabrous.
Leaves oblong-linear, 3.7–8 mm long, 1.4–3.1 mm wide; apex acute, tip pungent to 1.0 mm long; base truncate; margins entire or minutely toothed; lamina thin, convex, striate-ribbed on lower surface; petiole to 0.3 mm.
Flowers pendent, usually 1–3 plus rudiment in spikes crowded at end of branches, white; recurved peduncles to 1.5 mm long; bracteoles 1.2–1.6 mm long. Sepals 2.6–4.6 mm long. Corolla tube 2.6–4.8 mm long, sparsely pubescent above middle; lobes erect at base, 2.4–3.8 mm long.
Fruit obovoid to ellipsoid, 3–5.3 mm long, shallowly ridged, glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland on clayey and lateritic soils, south from Yengo National Park.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, ST, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by J. M. Powell, except for groups with contributors listed; updated by A.E. Orme, August 2023.
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Flowers mostly solitary, plus rudiment; sepals 3.4–4.6 mm long; corolla tube 3.5–4.8 mm long; ovary 1–1.9 mm long; style 5.4–7.9 mm long; fruit obovoid, 4.7–5 mm long||subsp. fletcheri|
|Flowers 1–3 plus rudiment; sepals 2.6–3.3 mm long; corolla tube 2.6–3.7 mm long; ovary 0.9–1 mm long; style 3.9–5.5 mm long; fruit ellipsoid, 3–3.3 mm long||subsp. brevisepalus|
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