Androcalva tatei (F.Muell. ex Tate) C.F.Wilkins & Whitlock

Australian Systematic Botany 24: 341-343 (2011) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Prostrate or procumbent shrub, c. 40 cm across, stellate-tomentose. Leaves oblong or ovate, 1.5–5.5 mm long, 0.8–2.2 mm wide, entire or 3-lobed, the margins recurved, upper surface sparsely hairy and green, undersurface stellate-tomentose and white, subsessile or petioles to 2 mm long; stipules narrowly triangular, 1–2 mm long. Inflorescence 2–4-flowered. Calyx segments 2.5–3.5 mm long, whitish, the outer surface with robust stellate hairs, the inner surface with smaller stellate and simple hairs; petals shorter than or about as along as calyx, with a broad base and an elongate ligule, mainly pale pink but with a crimson spot near the base; staminodes 5, 3-lobed, glabrous, the inner lobe lanceolate, the lateral lobes much smaller and linear. Capsule not seen. Flowers Sep.

MuM. In Victoria known from a single locality in the Sunset Country south of Werrimull where it grows in mallee-spinifex associations on deep sand. Its occurrence represents a major disjunction with the SA populations which are from Eyre Peninsula.

Source: Short, P.S. (1996). Sterculiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Commersonia tatei F.Muell. ex Tate).
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-29
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malvales
family Malvaceae
genus Androcalva
Higher taxa


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

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South Australia