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Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. fletcheri - profile

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Scientific name: Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. fletcheri
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 24 Dec 1999
Profile last updated: 08 Aug 2019

Description

An erect densely branched shrub, seldom more that 1 m high, with narrow pungent-pointed leaves 3.7 - 8 mm long. The white flowers are pendant-like, tubular, 4 - 5 mm long, hairy inside tube and are borne singly but abundantly along ends of branches. The fruit is a ridged and hairless rounded drupe.

Distribution

Restricted to north-western Sydney between St Albans in the north and Annangrove in the south, within the local government areas of Hawkesbury, Baulkham Hills and Blue Mountains.

Habitat and ecology

  • Occurs in dry eucalypt woodland or in shrubland on clayey lateritic soils, generally on flat to gently sloping terrain along ridges and spurs.
  • Flowers August to September. Fruit produced October.
  • Evidence suggests the species responds slowly to fire. The species is an obligate seeder and slow growing with a maturation period likely to exceed 5 years.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinCumberland Known None
Sydney BasinSydney Cataract Known None
Sydney BasinWollemi Known None
Sydney BasinYengo Known None