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Leucopogon fletcheri Maiden & Betche
Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Epacridoideae
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.

Flowering: August–October

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.
AVH map***

Text by J. M. Powell, except for groups with contributors listed; updated by A.E. Orme, August 2023.
Taxon concept:

 Key to the subspecies 
1Flowers 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 longsubsp. 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 longsubsp. brevisepalus

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***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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