Astrotricha sp. 1 subsp. 1

sensu Fl. Victoria 4:246 (1999) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect, slender shrub 0.5–1.2 m high; stems felted to closely floccose. Leaves 20–65 mm long, 2.5–4 mm wide. Inflorescence axes closely floccose, sometimes glabrescent. Fruit more or less compressed, obloid-ellipsoid to suborbicular and broadest at middle, or sometimes slightly obovoid and broadest above middle, 3–3.5 mm long, 3–3.5 mm wide. Flowers Oct.–Dec.(–Mar.).

GGr. Endemic to Victoria. Known only from the Grampians region, especially Victoria Range, Serra Range, and Halls Gap area. Grows on stony loam soils. Regenerates from seed, not known to root-sucker.

Plants at higher elevations (e.g. Mt Abrupt) and more exposed sites may be smaller in all dimensions. This subspecies has been shown to have detectable amounts of alkaloids (Collins et al. 1990).

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Araliaceae
genus Astrotricha
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Astrotricha sp. 1 subsp. 1 in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Astrotricha sp. 1 subsp. 1 in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Greater Grampians present native