Leucopogon australis

Common name: 

Spike Beard-heath

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory (KPT) also WA, Tas

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

Damp near-coastal heathlands and heathy woodlands1

Flower description:

White1

Habit:

Slender shrub, 1-2 m high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This beard-heath species is a coumarin-scented shrub. Its flowers are in short, stiff spikes and the drupes are white or yellow. The flower lobes are very woolly2

Images:
Image of Leucopogon australis
Image of Leucopogon australis
Image of Leucopogon australis Image: David Meagher
Image of Leucopogon australis Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

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