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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Ericaceae
Subfamilia: Epacridoideae
Tribus: Styphelieae
Genus: Acrothamnus
Species: A. colensoi – A. hookeri – A. maccraei – A. melaleucoides – A. montanus – A. spathaceus – A. suaveolens

Acrothamnus Quinn Austral. Syst. Bot. 18(5): 451 (-452). (2005)

Type species: Acrothamnus maccraei (F.Muell.) Quinn Austral. Syst. Bot. 18(5): 452. (2005)


Quinn, C.J., Brown, E.A., Heslewood, M.M. & Crayn, D.M. 2005. Generic concepts in Styphelieae (Ericaceae): the Cyathodes group. Australian Systematic Botany 18(5): 439-454. DOI: 10.1071/SB05005 Full text PDF from ResearchGate Reference page.


Hassler, M. 2020. Acrothamnus. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Apr 23. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acrothamnus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Apr 23. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Acrothamnus. Published online. Accessed: Apr 23 2020. 2020. Acrothamnus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Apr 23.

Acrothamnus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae. The species, which were formerly included in the genus Leucopogon, occur in eastern Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and the Pacific.[1] They include:[2]

Acrothamnus colensoi (Hook.f.) Quinn
Acrothamnus hookeri (Sond.) Quinn
Acrothamnus maccraei (F.Muell.) Quinn - Subalpine Beard-heath
Acrothamnus spathaceus (Pedley) Quinn
Acrothamnus suaveolens (Hook.f.) Quinn


Quinn, Christopher J.; Brown, Elizabeth A.; Heslewood, Margaret M.; Crayn, Darren M. (2005). "Generic concepts in Styphelieae (Ericaceae): the Cyathodes group". Australian Systematic Botany. 18 (5): 439–454. doi:10.1071/SB05005.
"Acrothamnus". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 13 August 2010.

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