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The journal of the Western Australian Herbarium

New species of Leucopogon s. str. (Ericaceae: Epacridoideae: Styphelieae) from the Geraldton Sandplains

Six new species of Leucopogon R.Br. (L. foliosus Hislop, L. grammatus Hislop, L. inflexus Hislop, L. prolatus Hislop, L. simulans Hislop and L. stenophyllus Hislop) are described, illustrated and their distributions mapped. Aspects of the morphology and taxonomy of the informal Northern Group of species are discussed and a comparison is made, in tabular form, between this group and two other informal groups, the L. pulchellus Sond. and L. carinatus R.Br. groups. A key to the species of Leucopogon s. str. from the Geraldton Sandplains bioregion is provided.