Astrotricha asperifolia subsp. 1

sensu Fl. Victoria 4:246 (1999) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Leaves 1–4(–7) mm wide, distinctly asperate on the upper surface. Flowers of terminal umbel with pale yellow-green petals, lateral umbels with white to cream coloured petals; anthers 1–1.5 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Feb.

EGL, EGU, HSF, VAlp. Also NSW. Gregariously sporadic east from c. Healesville, growing in montane eucalypt forests and damp heathy woodlands, in stony loam soils derived from quartzite, or occasionally granite and conglomerate. Regenerates from seed, not known to root-sucker.

This is the type subspecies (if subsp. 2 is maintained within A. asperifolia) and the type collection is from Mt Buffalo.

Populations near Toombullup (between Mansfield and Whitfield) have particularly narrow leaves (1–2 mm wide) with the upper surface unusually convex and rough. Occasional specimens in Victoria and New South Wales approach subsp. 2 in leaf width and in their paucity of leaf asperities

Source: Henwood, M.J.; Makinson, R.O.; Maling, K.L. (1999). Araliaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2020-04-17
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Astrotricha asperifolia subsp. 1 in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Astrotricha asperifolia subsp. 1 in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native