Monotoca elliptica

Common Name:

Tree Broom-heath



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (TWXZ) also NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Scrub and stringybark-peppermint forests throughout the Prom 1

Flower Description:

White or cream flowers 1


Dense shrub or tree to 8 m 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is similar to Leucopogon parviflorus when not in flower or fruit. Flower lobes of Monotoca elliptica are hairless and leaves are sharply pointed 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


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