Polyscias sambucifolia subsp. 3

sensu Fl. Victoria 4:256 (1999) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Densely branched shrub, rarely exceeding 2 m high. Leaves 6–30 cm long; leaflets more than 11, sessile (or rarely petiolulate), without stipels, oblong-linear and occasionally slightly falcate, 20–40(–70) mm long, 3–7(–20) mm wide, margin entire or rarely lobed. Inflorescence with first order branching only, or rarely with second order branching. Flowers c. Jan.–Feb.

EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, Strz, VAlp, WPro. Also NSW. Common in dry to wet sclerophyll forests and subalpine woodlands, between c. 200 and 1500 m altitude, mostly in the east, but with westerly outliers at Mt Cole, and between Creswick and Macedon. Often locally abundant in disturbed sites.

Occasionally hybridises with subsp. 2.

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, 2019-11-19
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Polyscias sambucifolia subsp. 3 in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Polyscias sambucifolia subsp. 3 in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native