Category Archives: Ericaceae

Richea dracophylla

Richea dracophylla Ericaceae Pineapple candleheath Tasmanian endemic Usual habitat/distribution: Rainforest, wet forest, montane and sub-alpine in the South East. Status: Not listed Flowering: August – November Description: Up to 5m tall, woody, multibranched heath. Flowers in terminal spikes that look like little grains of rice individually, the inflorescence is about 25cm long, so they are

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Cyathodes glauca

Cyathodes glauca Cheeseberry Tasmanian endemic Usual habitat/distribution: Common in wet sclerophyll and can be found up to 1100m in sub montane type area. Status: Not listed Flowering: December – January, yet fruit can persist almost all year around. Description: Leggy shrub up to 3m high. Leaves grow on false whorls in intervals along the stem.

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Gaultheria hispida

Gaultheria hispida Copperleaf Snowberry Tasmanian endemic Usual habitat/distribution: Common to wet sclerophyll and up to sub montane areas. Status: Not listed Flowering: November – December Description: Erect shrub 1-2 m tall. Branches and midribs of leaves covered with sparse coarse brown hairs. Stems are quite red. Leaves are alternate, elliptical,  slightly toothed, shiny with depressed

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Epacris impressa

Epacris impressa Common Heath Usual habitat/distribution: Very common in dry heath, open forests. Status: Not listed Flowering: August – November Description: Medium sized shrub which is highly variable in leaf and flower size and length and flower colour with white to pink and deep pink flowers. Flower is a long tube shape with distinctive dimples at the

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Styphelia adscendens

Styphelia adscendens Golden Heath Usual habitat/distribution: Coastal heath and dry sclerophyll, reasonably common. Status: Not listed Flowering: August – November Description: Short, spreading shrub up to about half a metre high. Leaves are mostly elliptical up to about 2.5cm long with a pointy apex, slightly red tinges. Almost parallel looking venation. Flowers are solitary or close together

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Epacris marginata

Epacris marginata Endemic to Tasmania Flowering: Spring/summer. Usual habitat/distribution: Uncommon shrub localised to a few spots along the East coast around the Tasman Peninsula and Orford. Status: Threatened/vulnerable? Description: This is one of those endemics which aren’t just endemic to Tasmania, but are super endemic to very localised spots around the East Coast, and have

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