Tetratheca labillardierei Joy Thomps.

Glandular Pink-bells

Telopea 1: 189 (1976) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub to c. 1 m high; stems densely hairy with fine, white, usually retrorse hairs and larger glandular setae to c. 2 mm long. Leaves alternate, rarely subopposite, oblanceolate to c. orbicular, 2–20 mm long, 1–5(–10) mm wide, apex acute or obtuse, incurved, margins toothed, flat to revolute, both surfaces usually with fine, white hairs and glandular hairs. Inflorescences 1- or 2-flowered; peduncles 3–7 mm long, with simple and glandular hairs. Sepals broad-lanceolate to orbicular, 1.5–3 mm long, persistent in fruit; petals broad-obovate or broad-ovate, 6–11 mm long, deep lilac-pink or white, tardily deciduous, sometimes persistent in fruit; ovary densely hairy, ovules 2. Fruit obcordate to broad-cuneate, 4–5 mm long; seeds more or less cylindric, c. 3.5 mm long. Flowers Jul.–Jan.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, WPro. Also NSW, Tas. In Victoria, apart from isolated western occurrences in the Grampians and Brisbane Ranges, apparently confined to montane forests in the east, often in rocky situations.

Most Victorian populations have broad, almost orbicular leaves with flat margins (previously referred to T. glandulosa var. orbifolia Court). The leaf form, however, is very variable and recognition of these broad-leaved plants as a distinct taxon appears unwarranted. The New South Wales species T. glandulosa Sm. differs in having glandular hairs usually only on the peduncle and sepals.

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
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Tetratheca labillardierei in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Tetratheca labillardierei in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes 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
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory