Ironstone Beard-heath  |  

Leucopogon spectabilis

Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The Ironstone Beard-heath is an erect, narrow, and sparingly branched shrub that can grow to one metre high. Young branchlets are light brown and hairless, with grey longitudinal bands developing on older wood. The bark, at maturity, is uniformly grey and fissured. The leaves are spirally arranged, directed upward, narrowly elliptic and 15-25 mm long and 3-5 mm across. Inflorescences are erect with 14-32 white flowers.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Leucopogon spectabilis

    Inappropriate fire regimes are also a threat to the species.