Meaning of name: Leptomeria is from the Greek words leptos, meaning thin or slender, and meros, meaning part (refers to the slender branchlets). Empetriformis is named after the genus Empetrum and the Latin word forma, meaning shape or form.
Distribution: Occurs from Dongara to Dunsborough.
Remarks: A hemiparasitic shrub to 50 centimetres tall with tiny orange-brown flowers produced from July to November.
References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.