Tetratheca pilosa subsp. pilosa

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect, spreading or procumbent shrub with branches to c. 60 cm long; stems with fine, white, erect or retrorse hairs, often with larger tubercle-based setae to c. 1.5 mm long, glandular hairs sometimes also present on new growth. Leaves mostly alternate, linear to narrowly ovate, 2–15 mm long, mostly less than 1.5 mm wide, apex usually acute, incurved, margins tightly revolute, both surfaces usually with a few setae to c. 1.5 mm long, particularly on veins and margins. Inflorescences 1- or rarely 2-flowered; peduncles elongating, 4–10 mm long in mature flowers, glabrous or hairy. Sepals ovate to broad-ovate, 1–2.5 mm long, deciduous; petals obovate to ovate, 3–12 mm long, deep lilac-pink, pale pink or white, deciduous; ovary glabrous or pubescent with usually short and gland-tipped hairs; ovules 2. Fruit obovate to cuneate or cordate, 3–4.5 mm long; seeds more or less oblong, c. 3 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, VVP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, NSW, Tas. Scattered mainly in western Victoria in heathland and open-forest.

This and subsp. latifolia occupy generally distinct geographical areas in Victoria, with no report of their being sympatric anywhere unlike in Tasmania where their ranges overlap and some intermediates have been observed.

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: Neville Walsh, 2014-09-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Oxalidales
genus Tetratheca
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Tetratheca pilosa subsp. pilosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Tetratheca pilosa subsp. pilosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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South Australia
New South Wales