Astrotricha sp. 3

sensu Fl. Victoria 4:250 (1999) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Shrubs to c. 1.5 m high, with felted to floccose stems. Leaves narrowly oblanceolate, 20–42(–55) mm long, 2–4(–5) mm wide, rounded, upper surface c. flat, with uniformly and openly distributed very erect narrow horn-like protuberances, these each usually subtended by a short wrinkle (when dry), the leaf surface lustrous, midvein channelled above, evident through hairs below, margin recurved; petioles (0.8–)1.3–2.5 mm long. Inflorescence 45–80(–140) mm long, axes floccose, sometimes glabrescent; bracts linear, 3.0–5.5 mm long. Pedicels 1.0–5.5 mm long; petals 2–2.5 mm long, those of terminal (primary) and lateral umbels apparently discolorous (dry only seen), those of terminal umbel probably pale green, those of lateral umbels probably cream to white; anthers c. 1.5 mm long. Fruit compressed, slightly obovoid, c. 3 mm long, c. 4 mm wide, not locellate. Flowers Nov.–Dec.

EGL, EGU, HFE. Endemic in Victoria. Known from Wingan Inlet area, where growing in heathy forest on gravelly sand-loam, and from Mt Elizabeth and Dingo Creek (near Club Terrace), where growing in Eucalyptus sieberi and E. globoidea open forest.

Source: Henwood, M.J.; Makinson, R.O.; Maling, K.L. (1999). Araliaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-01-31
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Araliaceae
genus Astrotricha
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Astrotricha sp. 3 in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Astrotricha sp. 3 in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Far East present native