Woronora Beard-heath  |  

Leucopogon exolasius

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

The Woronora Beard-heath is an erect shrub growing to 1 m in height, with hairy branchlets and sharp-pointed leaves. These leaves grow about 5-15 mm long and 1-2.5 mm wide, with striated lower surfaces and convex upper sufaces. They can be oblong-linear or elliptic with margins recurved or revolute. The flowers are white and tubular growing to approximately 5 mm in length and grow in spikes in the angles where leaves meet the stems. The flowers occur in August and have furry throats and hairs on the outside of the tube. The fruit is about 4.4-4.8 mm in length, glabrous and finely ribbed.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Leucopogon exolasius

    Germination of dormant seeds is prompted by seasonal changes rather than fire; although fire may enhance germination once it has begun (Ooi et al.; 2006).