Epacris glacialis

Epacris glacialis is a plant species of the genus Epacris. It is endemic to Australia. The species forms a prostrate or decumbent shrub, between 5 and 30 cm high. The leaves are crowded on the branchlets and are 2 to 4 mm long and 1.5 to 2.5 mm wide.[2] White flowers appear in small clusters between December and January in the species' native range.[2]

Epacris glacialis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Epacris
Species:
E. glacialis
Binomial name
Epacris glacialis

It occurs near streams and bogs on rocky slopes ranging southward from Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales and into Victoria.[2]

The species was originally described as a subspecies of Epacris heteronema by botanist Ferdinand von Mueller who gave it the name Epacris heteronema var. glacialis in his 1868 paper Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Epacris glacialis". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 18 December 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Powell, J.M. "Epacris glacialis". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 18 December 2009.