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Leucopogon juniperinus

Long Flower Beard-Heath at North Nowra, NSW

Leucopogon juniperinus at North Nowra, NSW - 14 Jul 2020
Leucopogon juniperinus at North Nowra, NSW - 14 Jul 2020
Leucopogon juniperinus at North Nowra, NSW - 14 Jul 2020
Leucopogon juniperinus at North Nowra, NSW - 14 Jul 2020
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Identification history

Leucopogon juniperinus 15 Jul 2020 plants
Leucopogon juniperinus 15 Jul 2020 plants
Unidentified 15 Jul 2020 MikeLeggett

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Author's notes

You beat me to it Dr plants! Are the hairs part of the plant, or from an insect?

3 comments

plants wrote:
   16 Jul 2020
The hairs inside the corolla is a feature of Leucopogon, which distinguishes it from other species in Ericaceae.
   16 Jul 2020
The flowers are subject to predation by a moth (possibly Poecilasthena pulchraria) so maybe a defensive mechanism, barbed wire-like? (In passing, it must have been someone with a botanical background who named the metal tube known as the Toyota Corolla!)
plants wrote:
   16 Jul 2020
The flowers still needs to be pollinated by insects so not sure about that.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 14 Jul 2020 11:55 AM Recorded on
  • MikeLeggett Recorded by
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