Seeds of South Australia
Leucopogon concurvus (Epacridaceae)
Scrambling Beard-heath
List of species for Leucopogon
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Seed collecting:
November to December
Herbarium regions:
Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island
NRM regions:
Kangaroo Island, South East
IBRA regions
Kangaroo Island (KAN01)Kanmantoo
 Least Concern
Fleurieu (KAN02) 
 Least Concern
Mount Lofty Ranges (FLB01)Flinders Lofty Block
 Near Threatened
RSCA map:
Regional Species Conservation Assessments per IBRA subregion. Please click the thumbnail map.
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Leucopogon]
Name derivation:
Leucopogon from the Greek 'leukoni' meaning white and 'pogon' meaning beard; alluding to the white-bearded corolla lobes. Concurvus unsure of the meaning.
Distribution:
Endemic to South Australia and found on Kangaroo Island and the southern Mount Lofty Ranges, growing in open forest, mallee scrub and heathland or near swamp margins.
Status:
Native. Common in South Australia.
Plant description:
Low straggling shrub to 60 cm high with wiry glabrous to hairy branches. Leaves erect to spreading, ovate, to 17 mm long and 6 mm wide, apex almost obtuse, lacking a tip, margin ciliate, lamina thin, flat to concave, upper surface with sunken veins, glabrous, the lower surface striate. Inflorescence in short dense terminal clusters or solitary in upper axils with white tubular densely bearded flowers. Flowering between July and October. 
Fruit type:
Oblong fleshy fruit to 1.8 mm long and 1.3 mm wide, apex rounded to flat, surface smooth.
Embryo type:
Linear under-developed.
Seed collecting:
Collect berries that are white with a hard seed.
Seed cleaning:
Place the berries in a bucket of water and leave to soak over night. Rub the flesh off by hand. Drain and wash again if required to remove all the fleshy parts. Then spread the wet seeds onto paper towels and leave to dry. Store the seeds with a desiccant such as dried silica beads or dry rice, in an air tight container in a cool and dry place.
Seed germination:
This species has morphophysiological dormancy and is difficult to germinate.