Leucopogon gelidus (F.Muell. ex Benth.) N.A.Wakef. APNI*
Description: Compact slender shrub, 75–150 cm high; branchlets finely pubescent.
Leaves elliptic to obovate, 5.5–26 mm long, 2–6.5 mm wide; margins entire to finely toothed towards apex; lamina glabrous, discolorous, upper surface flat to slightly convex, lower surface strongly striate-veined; petiole 0.5–1 mm long.
Flowers drooping, 3–8 together in spikes 7–15 mm long, white; bracteoles 1.65–2.3 mm long. Sepals 2.5–3.1 mm long. Corolla tube 2.1–4.8 mm long, pubescent inside near throat; lobes acute, 1.3–2.4 mm long.
Fruit ovoid to globose, 3.5–4 mm long, glabrous, pink to translucent red.
Flowering: September–February, sometimes also July.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in eucalypt woodland on scree slopes and amongst rocks at higher altitudes on sandstone and granite; south from Mt Gingera.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by J. M. Powell, except for groups with contributors listed
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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