Asterolasia trymalioides subsp. villosa K.L.McDougall & C.J.Hook

Woolly star-bush

Muelleria 34: 78,79 (2016) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Erect to spreading shrub to c. 80 (rarely to 150) cm high; young leaves and branchlets floccose, with stalked stellate hairs, the stalks of which are mostly longer than 1 mm long and the stellae 0.8–1.5 mm diam. Leaves mostly broadly ovate to broadly obovate or oribicular, upper sruface finally tuberculate or sparsely hispid from retained stubs of the stellate hairs. Petals mostly 8–10 mm long; stigma c. 1 mm diam. when fully expanded. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

Known in Victoria from a single 1971 gathering on the Bowen Range near Bonang. Repeat searches of the area have failed to detect the population again.

The Victorian specimen is sterile with no indication of plant size. Habit and floral measurements in the description above have been taken from NSW and ACT specimens.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2016-05-26
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