The illegitimate name Leucopogon lanceolatus R.Br. has previously been applied to this species[
]. Leucopogon lanceolatus R.Br is based on the illegitimate name Styphelia lanceolata, and hence it too is illegitimate. The earliest valid combination for this taxon in Leucopogon is Leucopogon affinis[
Leucopogon australis Sieber ex DC.
Leucopogon cunninghamii R.Br. ex DC.
Styphelia affinis (R.Br.) Spreng.
Leucopogon lanceolatus R.Br.
Leucopogon affinis is an erect, evergreen shrub that can grow around 2 - 3 metres tall.[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
Australia - Tasmania, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland
Forests on most soil types from the coastal strip to the montane zone[
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This species tolerates temperatures down to about -7°c in Australian gardens[
], though this cannot be applied directly to British gardens because of the cooler summers, that can often fail to fully ripen new growth, and the longer, colder and wetter winters[
]. This plant generally requires cold greenhouse treatment in Britain[
Requires a well-drained humus-rich soil and a cool root run[
]. Plants prefer some shade in Australian gardens[
], though are likely to require full sun in Britain[
]. The orange-red, ellipsoid fruit is around 3mm long[
Wood - hard and tough. Used for making tool handles, in cabinet making etc[