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Coast beard-heath
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Leucopogon parviflorus at Point Lonsdale, Victoria.
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Leucopogon parviflorus fruit at Palm Beach, NSW.
Scientific classification
Genus:
Leucopogon
Species:
parviflorus
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Occurrence data from AVH
Synonyms
  • 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. It is native to Australia and New Zealand.

The species grows 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. These occur throughout the year.

Distribution

It occurs in the Chatham Islands, New Zealand in rocky and sandy areas. It also occurs in coastal areas of all Australian states (except the Northern Territory) on sand dunes and in heathland.

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