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Showing Leucopogon decrescens
Type: south side of Muirs Highway, 1.1 km west of Perillup Road, east of Rocky Gully, Western Australia, 24 August 2008, M. Hislop 3820 (holo: PERTH 08083223; iso: CANB, MEL, NSW).
APC Dist.: WA
Etymology: "From the Latin decrescens (diminishing, narrowing), in reference to the outline of the narrowly ovate leaves which in their typical form taper more or less smoothly from the widest point in the basal half to the acute apex. This highlights an often useful character which helps to distinguish it from related species."