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Leucopogon is a genus of about 150-160 species of shrubby flowering plants. Leucopogons are erect densely branched shrub, seldom more that 1m high, with narrow pungent-pointed leaves 3.7–8mm long. The white flowers are pendent-like, tubular, 4–5mm long, hairy inside tube and are borne singly but abundantly along ends of branches. The fruit is a ridged and hairless rounded drupe. 

They are native to Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, the western Pacific Islands and Malaysia, with the greatest species diversity in south-eastern Australia. The common name is beard-heath or beard heath. Leucopogon is derived from ancient Greek. Translated as White Beard.

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