Leucopogon parviflorus

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Coast beard-heath
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Leucopogon parviflorus at Point Lonsdale, Victoria.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Leucopogon
Species: L. parviflorus
Binomial name
Leucopogon parviflorus
(Andrews) Lindl.[1]
  • Leucopogon richei (Labill.) R.Br.
  • Styphelia richei Labill.
  • Styphelia parviflora Andrews

Leucopogon parviflorus, commonly known as coast beard-heath or native currant, is a shrub or small tree in the family Ericaceae.[1][2] It is native to Australia and New Zealand.[3]

The species grow to between 1.2 and 5 metres in height and has leaves that are 11 to 29 mm long and 2.4 to 7.5 mm in width, often with curved tips. The white flowers are around 15 mm long and are produced in spikes of 7 to 13.[2] These occur throughout the year.[2]


It occurs in the Chatham Islands, New Zealand and in coastal areas of all Australian states (except the Northern Territory) on sand dunes and in heathland.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Leucopogon parviflorus". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ a b c d Powell, J.M. "Leucopogon parviflorus". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Leucopogon parviflorus". NZ Plant Conservation Network. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Leucopogon parviflorus". New Zealand Plant Names Database. Landcare Research. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 

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