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Pentachondra pumila, the Carpet Heath is a small plant in the Heath family.[1]

Carpet Heath
Pentachondra pumila Hobart Botanic Gardens.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Pentachondra
Species: P. pumila
Binomial name
Pentachondra pumila
(J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.) R.Br.

A semi alpine plant growing above the tree line in Australia and New Zealand. The form is in prostrate mats 3 cm high and 40 cm across. Frilly flowers and red fruit may appear at the same time.


  1. ^ "Pentachondra pumila". Plant Net - Flora Online. NSW Government. Retrieved March 21, 2012.