Leucopogon

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Leucopogon
Leucopogon parviflorus 3.jpg
Leucopogon parviflorus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Leucopogon
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Species

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Leucopogon is a genus of about 150-160 species of shrubby flowering plants belonging to the family Ericaceae, in the section of that family formerly treated as the separate family Epacridaceae. They are native to Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, the western Pacific Islands and Malaysia, with the greatest species diversity in southeastern Australia. The common name is beard-heath or beard heath. Leucopogon is derived from ancient Greek. Translated as White Beard.[1]

Selected species

The subalpine species Acrothamnus hookeri was until 2005 known as Leucopogon hookeri.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Les Robinson - Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney, ISBN 978-0-7318-1211-0 page 108