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Pentachondra pumila (J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.) R.Br.
Carpet Heath
Carpet Heath is a common mat forming heath in alpine areas. The leaves are green on both surfaces. It has entire leaves,  conspicuous white flowers and red fruit.
  Montitega dealbata  has a similar habit but the undersides of its leaves have  white stripes rather than green.

 


Pentachondra pumila Pentachondra pumila
 
  Description:Flowers ,fruit and leaves Description:Plant
  Location:Ben Lomond, Tasmania Location:Falls Creek,Victoria
  GPS coordinates:4132.405S 14740.470E GPS coordinates:3652.531S 14715.509E
  Date of photo:20 January 2010 Date of photo:19 January 2012
  Field No.:U488 Field No.: U489
     
  Pentachondra pumila Pentachondra pumila
 
  Description:Flowers, fruit and leaves Description:Flower
  Location:Ben Lomond, Tasmania Location:Vale of Belvoir, Tasmania
  GPS coordinates:4132.405S 14740.470E GPS coordinates:4133.358S 14554.307E
  Date of photo:1 January 2013 Date of photo:15 January 2013
  Field No.: 1781 Field No.:1925
     
  Pentachondra pumila Pentachondra pumila
 
  Description:Plant in habitat Description:Plant
  Location:Falls Creek, Victoria Location:Mt Kosciuszko , New South Wales
  GPS coordinates:3652.531S 14715.509E GPS coordinates:3627.872S 14816.187E
  Date of photo:11 February 2014 Date of photo:17 February 2014
Field No.: 2408 Field No.:2443
     

 

References (accessed 9 August 2017):

http://plantnet.rb gsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Pentachondra~pumila

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

 

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Pentachondra pumila