Asterolasia asteriscophora (F.Muell.) Druce

Rep. Bot. Soc. Brit. Isles 1916: 606 (1917) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Slender, erect shrub to 2 m high, young branches grey to brown stellate-tomentose. Leaves oblong-cuneate, obovate or elliptic, (3–)6–45 mm long, (2–)4–14 mm wide, apex obtuse to rounded, rarely slightly emarginate, margins slightly recurved, upper surface scabrous with scattered stellate hairs, lower surface brownish or whitish tomentose, base attenuate. Inflorescence axillary or terminal, (1–)3–8-flowered; pedicels 2–20 mm long; sepals obscured by stellate tomentum, 0.5–1 mm long; petals ovate to obovate, 4–8 mm long, yellow (rarely white), rusty stellate-tomentose outside; stigma shortly and broadly lobed. Follicles glabrous, 4–5 mm long, including beak to c. 2 mm long.


There are two subspecies, both in Victoria.

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Rutaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2016-05-26
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Asterolasia asteriscophora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Asterolasia asteriscophora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory