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The journal of the Western Australian Herbarium

Two new species from the Leucopogon distans group (Ericaceae: Styphelioideae: Styphelieae) and the reinstatement of L. penicillatus

Two new species, Leucopogon microcarpus Hislop and L. newbeyi Hislop are described and another, L. penicillatus Stschegl., previously reduced by Bentham (1868) to a variety of L. distans R.Br., is reinstated. All three are illustrated and their distributions mapped. A key is provided for all Western Australian taxa currently referred to the L. distans group (sensu Hislop & Chapman 2007). Lectotypes are designated for L. distans and L. reflexus R.Br. Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes pertaining to L. atherolepis Stschegl.and L. reflexus are also included.