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Acrothamnus montanus (R.Br.) Quinn
Snow Beard-heath
A plant with tiny flowers found in alpine regions of Australia. It was previously known as Leucopogon montanus. Distinguished from Acrothamnus hookeri  by the absence of hairs in the  flower tube.




Acrothamnus montanus Acrothamnus montanus
 
  Description:Flowers - note absence of hairs in flower tube Description:Plant
  Location:Road to Mt McKay, Falls Creek, Victoria Location:Road to Mt McKay, Falls Creek, Victoria
  GPS coordinates:36˚52.523S, 14715.520E GPS coordinates:36˚52.523S, 14715.520E
  Date of photo:3 January 2017 Date of photo:3 January 2017
  Field No.: 5892 Field No.: 5892
     
  Acrothamnus montanus Acrothamnus montanus
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Plant
  Location:Road to Mt McKay, Falls Creek, Victoria Location:Road to Mt McKay, Falls Creek, Victoria
  GPS coordinates:36˚52.523S, 14715.520E GPS coordinates:36˚52.523S, 14715.520E
  Date of photo:3 January 2017 Date of photo:3 January 2017
  Field No.: 5892 Field No.: 5892
     
  Acrothamnus montanus Acrothamnus montanus
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Plant
Location:Mt Kosciuszko, Thredbo, New South Wales Location:Mt Kosciuszko, Thredbo, New South Wales
  GPS coordinates: 36˚28.777S 148˚16.671E GPS coordinates: 36˚28.777S 148˚16.671E
  Date of photo:2 January 2009 Date of photo:2 January 2009
  Field No.: 379 Field No.: 379
     
Acrothamnus montanus Acrothamnus montanus
 
Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Plant
Location:Mt Kosciuzsko, Thredbo, New South Wales Location:Mt Kosciuzsko, Thredbo, New South Wales
  GPS coordinates: 36˚28.777S 148˚16.671E GPS coordinates: 36˚28.777S 148˚16.671E
  Date of photo:2 January 2009 Date of photo:2 January 2009
  Field No.: 379 Field No.: 379

 

 

References (accessed 5 March 2017):

http://www.utas.edu.au/dicotkey/dicotkey/EPACRIDS/ZLeucopogon_montanum1.htm

Quinn, C.J., Brown, E.A., Heslewood, M.M. & Crayn, D.M., (2005) Generic concepts in Styphelieae (Ericaceae): the Cyathodes group. Australian Systematic Botany 18(5): 439-454

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Acrothamnus~montanus



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Acrothamnus montanus