Phebalium squamulosum subsp. alpinum (Benth.) Paul G.Wilson

Alpine Phebalium

Nuytsia 1: 85 (1970) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Compact to erect shrub to c. 1.3 m high; lower branchlets frequently prostrate. Leaves coriaceous, oblong to oblong-elliptic, 7–15 mm long, 1.5–3.5 mm wide, apex obtuse to rounded, upper surface smooth, glossy, thinly lepidote when young, lower surface densely silvery- or ferruginous-lepidote. Calyx and petals ferruginous-lepidote. Flowers summer.

GipP, HNF, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. NSW. Locally common (e.g. Mt Buffalo, Mt Wellington) in Victoria, confined to subalpine and alpine woodlands and shrublands, usually in rocky areas below the treeline, but extending onto treeless areas of the Bogong High Plains.

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: Val Stajsic, 2019-10-16
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Phebalium squamulosum subsp. alpinum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Phebalium squamulosum subsp. alpinum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales