Tetratheca stenocarpa J.H.Willis

Long Pink-bells

Victorian Naturalist 73: 197 (1957) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Slender shrub with trailing to ascending branches to c. 1.5 m long; stems glabrous and minutely tuberculate or with short stiff hairs and setae to 1 mm long. Leaves mostly alternate, occasionally the lower ones opposite or in whorls of 3, narrow-deltoid to suborbicular, 5–12 mm long and wide on lower stems, reduced in flowering region, acute or obtuse, margins flat or recurved, toothed, usually undulate, surfaces glabrous or with a few fine, stiff hairs particularly near margins. Inflorescences 1–3-flowered; peduncles 4–12 mm long, with dense, sometimes gland-tipped setae. Sepals broad-ovate, c. 2 mm long, deciduous; petals c. obovate, 8–13 mm long, deep lilac-pink, rarely white, deciduous; ovary glandular-hairy, ovules 4. Fruit ovate, narrow-trapeziform or elliptic, 5–10 mm long, beaked; seeds obovoid, c. 2.5 mm long. Flowers Jul.–Jan.

CVU, GipP, GGr, HNF, HSF. Endemic in Victoria. Localized near Healesville and Gembrook, on French Island and in the Pyrete Ranges north of Melton. Grows in open-forests and tall mountain forests.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Tremandraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-05-30
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Oxalidales
genus Tetratheca
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Tetratheca stenocarpa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Tetratheca stenocarpa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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