Epacris obtusifolia

Common name: 

Blunt-leaf Heath

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKNPSTWXZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Found north of Darby Saddle in wet heathlands1

Flower description:

White or cream flowers1

Habit:

Erect, few-stemmed shrub to 1 m high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Epacris obtusifolia is rare throughout the Prom except for north of Darby saddle. It has leaves which are blunt tipped and oblong-elliptic1

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Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria