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Leptecophylla juniperina (J.R.Forst.& G.Forst.) C.M.Weiller
Cheeseberry
This species was formerly included in Cyathodes.

Leptecophylla juniperina subsp. parvifolia (R.Br.) C.M.Weiller
This subspecies has small leaves 5-6mm long.



Leptecophylla juniperina subsp. parvifolia Leptecophylla juniperina subsp. parvifolia
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers and leaves
  Location: Monpeelyata Road, Little Pine Lagoon, Tasmania Location: Monpeelyata Road, Little Pine Lagoon, Tasmania
  GPS coordinates:42˚02.031S 146˚38.206E GPS coordinates:42˚02.031S 146˚38.206E
  Date of photo:3 January 2016 Date of photo:3 January 2016
  Field No.: 3762 Field No.: 3762
     
Leptecophylla juniperina subsp. parvifolia Leptecophylla juniperina subsp. parvifolia
 
Description:Fruit and leaves Description:Plant in habitat
  Location: Road to Lake Augusta, Tasmania Location: Monpeelyata Road, Little Pine Lagoon, Tasmania
   GPS coordinates:41˚53.614S 146˚38.688E GPS coordinates:42˚02.031S 146˚38.206E
  Date of photo:2 January 2016 Date of photo:3 January 2016
  Field No.: 3728 Field No.: 3762
     
  Leptecophylla juniperina subsp. parvifolia Leptecophylla juniperina subsp. parvifolia
 
  Description:Fruit Description:Fruit
  Location: Road to Lake Augusta, Tasmania Location: Road to Lake Augusta, Tasmania
   GPS coordinates:41˚53.614S 146˚38.688E  GPS coordinates:41˚53.614S 146˚38.688E
  Date of photo:2 January 2016 Date of photo:2 January 2016
  Field No.: 3728 Field No.: 3728
     
  Leptecophylla juniperina subsp. parvifolia Leptecophylla juniperina subsp. parvifolia
 
  Description:Plant with white fruit Description:Plant in habitat
  Location:Monpeelyata Road, Little Pine Lagoon, Tasmania Location: Monpeelyata Road, Little Pine Lagoon, Tasmania
  GPS coordinates:42˚02.080S 146˚39.455E GPS coordinates:42˚02.080S 146˚39.455E
  Date of photo:3 January 2016 Date of photo:3 January 2016
  Field No.: 3767 Field No.: 3767
     


References: (accessed 26 August 2017):

Weiller, C.M. (1999), Leptecophylla, a new genus for species formerly included in Cyathodes (Epacridaceae). 
Muelleria 12(2):200

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

 

 

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