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Species profile—Lissanthe brevistyla

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Plantae (plants) → Equisetopsida (land plants) → EricaceaeLissanthe brevistyla

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Species details

Kingdom
Plantae (plants)
Class
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Family
Ericaceae
Scientific name
Lissanthe brevistyla A.R.Bean
WildNet taxon ID
27447
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Vulnerable
Back on Track (BoT) status
High
Conservation significant
Yes
Confidential
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Description
Lissanthe brevistyla is a spreading shrub growing to 1.5m tall and 2.5m across. The branchlets are slightly hairy. The leaves are narrow to lance-shaped with a stiff sharp point, 10-25mm long, 1.8-3mm wide, hairless, dark green above and whitish below. The leaf stalks are 0.8-1.5mm long.
The dense, spike-like flower clusters contain 18-26 white or pink flowers and are up to 25mm long. The flower clusters arise from where the uppermost leaves join the branchlet or from the tip of the branchlet. The mature fruits are globular or slightly depressed, 4-6mm long, 4-6.5mm in diameter, smooth and purple-blue coloured. (Bean 2001; Crayn et al. 2003)
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Distribution
Lissanthe brevistyla is endemic to an area between Marlborough and Glenroy in central-eastern Queensland. (Herbrecs 2008)
Distributional limits
-22.9593378, 149.8266022
-23.1075896, 150.0846934
Range derivation
Range derived from extent of the taxon's verified records
Habitat
Lissanthe brevistyla is confined to steep hillsides in eucalypt woodlands, on red gravely soil or on loose stony slopes. (Bean 2001; Crayn et al. 2003)
Reproduction
Lissanthe brevistyla develops flowers and fruits in November. Lissanthe brevistyla spreads by a creeping underground root system and can form dense clumps. (Crayn et al. 2003)
Notes
Contributors: Tony Bean, Mellisa Mayhew 19/06/2009
References
Bean, A.R. (2001). A new species of Lissanthe R.Br. (Epacridaceae) from Queensland. Austrobaileya 6(1): 99-101.
Crayn, D.M., Brown, E.A. & Powell, J.M. (2003). A revision of Lissanthe (Styphelioideae: Ericaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 16(5): 595-619.
Herbrecs (2008). Lissanthe brevistyla, in BriMapper version 2.12. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 08/10/2008.
Profile author
Tony Bean (19/06/2009)

Other resources

The Australasian Virtual Herbarium (AVH)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=27447

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
25 January 2022
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