Nematolepis squamea subsp. squamea


Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub or tree to 12 m high; branchlets angular. Leaves chartaceous, lanceolate to elliptic, 3–10 cm long, 1–2.2 cm wide. Inflorescence (3–)5–20-flowered. Staminal filaments sparsely to densely stellate or hirsute in lower half (rarely glabrous). Flowers spring.

CVU, EGL, EGU, Gold, HSF, NIS, OtP, OtR, VAlp, VVP, WaP. In Victoria confined mainly to the Otway Range where locally common in gullies and tall wet forests, but with occurrences in the east, near Bairnsdale and Orbost and more surprising records from drier the Pyrenees Range, Wombat Forest and Beechworth areas. The latter three records are likely to represent occurrences derived from transported seed or perhaps plantings, but the discontinuous distribution of the subspecies through much of its overall range suggests there the possibility of these being natural occurrences can't be discounted.

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 (as Phebalium squameum subsp. squameum).
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2016-05-23
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Nematolepis squamea subsp. squamea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Nematolepis squamea subsp. squamea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales