Tasmannia vickeriana (A.C.Sm.) A.C.Sm.

Baw Baw Pepper

Taxon 18: 287 (1969) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Plants as for T. xerophila, but a shrub 0.5–1.2 m high. Leaves compact, 0.8–2(–2.5) cm long, 2–6 mm wide, veins obscure; apex obtuse; petiole 1.5–3.5 mm long. Flowers 1–15 per inflorescence, pedicels 3–10 mm long. Male flowers with 8–26 stamens, sterile carpels 1(–2). Female flowers with 1–6 carpels, ovules 3–6 per carpel. Fruit 1–3(–4) per pedicel, globose to short ovoid, 6–12 mm long, 6–10 mm wide, burgundy at maturity; pedicels 4–11 mm long; seeds 2–5 per berry; aborted ovules white. Flowers Dec.–Feb.

HSF, VAlp. Restricted to the Baw Baw Plateau at altitudes of 1000–1500 m in Snow-gum woodland, but there locally abundant.

Source: Raleigh, R.E.; Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Winteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-10-06
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Magnolianae
order Canellales
family Winteraceae
genus Tasmannia
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Tasmannia vickeriana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Tasmannia vickeriana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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