Leucopogon fasciculatus


Leucopogon: white beard (the petals are hairy)
fasciculatus: little bundles bearer

Common Name(s)

Mingimingi, tall mingimingi

Current Conservation Status

2012 - Not Threatened

Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012
The conservation status of all known New Zealand vascular plant taxa at the rank of species and below were reassessed in 2012 using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since 2009 and replaces all previous NZTCS lists for vascular plants. Authors: Peter J. de Lange, Jeremy R. Rolfe, Paul D. Champion, Shannel P. Courtney, Peter B. Heenan, John W. Barkla, Ewen K. Cameron, David A. Norton and Rodney A. Hitchmough. File size: 792KB

Previous Conservation Status

2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened


Leucopogon fasciculatus (G.Forst.) A.Rich.



Brief Description

Bushy prickly shrub bearing hard narrow sharp leaves that are greenish underneath and spikes of small white bell-shaped flowers and red to white fruit. Leaves variable, two forms: around 4mm wide mainly in the west, and 1.5-2mm wide mainly in the east (both around 10-15mm long).

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

NVS Species Code


The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs


Cyathodes fasciculata (G.Forst.) Allan, Leucopogon brevibarbis Stschegl., Styphelia fasciculata (G.Forst.) Sleumer

Flower Colours



Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 44

Endemic Taxon


Endemic Genus


Endemic Family


Life Cycle and Dispersal

Fleshy drupes are dispersed by frugivory (Thorsen et al., 2009).



References and further reading

Thorsen, M. J.; Dickinson, K. J. M.; Seddon, P. J. 2009. Seed dispersal systems in the New Zealand flora. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 11: 285-309

This page last updated on 7 Jun 2015