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Leucopogon fasciculatus - mingimingi

Heath family: Ericaceae

Leucopogon fasciculatus is a shrub with dark green needle-like leaves that fan out from the stem. The leaves are boader than those of Leptocophylla juniperiana and not as sharp at their tips. Flowers are arranged in pendulous unbranched groups along the stem and at its tip. A genus of over 150 species native to New Caledonia, the western Pacific Islands, Malaysia, Australia, including five species in New Zealand.
An endemic species formerly placed in the genus Cyathodes, it is found throughout the North Island to the middle of the South Island.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: shrub up to 5 m

Arrangement of parts: symmetric


Flower size: 3-5 mm diam.

Leaf form: undivided, linear-oblong

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: 1-3 cm

Petals: 5

Leaf arrangement: singly along stem

Sexuality: unisexual

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 5

Leaf margin: hairs

Ovary: below petals

Leaf surface: hairless

Fruit: fleshy