Lindley in T.L. Mitchell, Three Exped. Int. eastern Austral. 2:174 (1839).
Synonymy: L. collinus sensu J. Black, Fl.S. Aust. 670 (1952), non (Labill.)R. Br.
Common name: Twisted bearded-heath.
Slender shrub, 15-60 cm high; stems brown to grey-brown; leaves erect or suberect, ovate, lanceolate or oblong, usually spirally twisted, 3.1-9.7 mm long, 0.7-2.1 mm wide, apex acute, often spirally twisted, usually with a callus; base truncate, lamina thin, convex or flat, the upper surface with the midrib recessed in the lower half, veins faintly striate below; petiole 0.
Flowers white, in 4-17 mm long, spreading to drooping spikes, usually terminal and in the upper axils (often terminating short lateral shoots, appearing axillary), solitary, or in dense clusters, with 6-28 flowers per spike; bracts 0.75-1.7 x 0.6-1 mm, obtuse; bracteoles 0.8-1.25 x 0.5-0.9 mm, almost obtuse; sepals 1.4-1.85 x 0.5-1 mm, obtuse; corolla tube cylindrical, 0.85-1.15 mm long, glabrous, lobes 1.1-1.5 x 0.45-0.6 mm, acute, densely bearded inside; anthers 0.5-0.8 mm long, sterile tip recurved, 0.1-0.3 mm long; ovary 0.35-0.6 x 0.25-0.55 mm, 2-celled; style 0.2-0.4 mm long, not exserted; nectary continuous, 0.15-0.3 mm high, the upper margin lobed.
Fruit ovoid, oblong or obovoid, exceeding the calyx or equal to it, 1.7-2.4 x 0.85-1.05 mm, smooth-surfaced.
Found in open eucalypt forest and scrub, in heathlands and on swamp margins on sandy soils.
S.Aust.: NL, SE. Vic.
Flowering time: May — Nov., Jan. — March; fruit: Oct. — Nov.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
This species has been previously mistakenly determined as L. collinus. The status of L. glacialis in relation to L. collinus is being reassessed.
Not yet available