A reinstatement and a new combination in Leucopogon (Ericaceae: Styphelioideae: Styphelieae)

The group of species synonymised by Bentham (1868) under Leucopogon revolutus R.Br. are re-examined and found to be heterogeneous. As a result L. rubricaulis R.Br. is reinstated. Two morphotypes identified within L. obovatus (Labill.) R.Br. (erroneously treated by Bentham as L. revolutus) are described as subspecies and the combination L. obovatus (Labill.) R.Br. subsp. revolutus (R.Br.) Hislop is here published. Descriptions and illustrations are provided for the three taxa treated and their distributions are mapped.Lectotypes are designated for L. capitellatus DC. var. sparsiflorus Sond., L. revolutus, L. rubricaulis and L. villosus R.Br.