Xanthosia stellata J.M.Hart & Henwood

Australian Systematic Botany 13: 252 (2000) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Erect or scrambling subshrub to 20 cm high; branches sparsely stellate hairy. Leaves alternate, 3-foliolate, leaflets elliptic or cuneate, c. equal, commonly 3-lobed, 2–12 mm long, 2–10 mm wide, discolorous, adaxial surface sparsely stellate-hairy, abaxial surface off-white to light green; petiole 2–10 mm long. Inflorescence of 1 or 2, 1–2-flowered umbels, sessile or pedunculate; peduncles to 12 mm long; bracts 3–4 mm long, acute, abaxial surface with sparse stellate hairs. Sepals 1.3–1.5 mm long, green; petals 1.1–1.3 mm long, white; nectary hirsute. Fruit 3–3.2 mm long, mericarps evenly ribbed. Flowers mostly Nov.–Jan., but also sporandically through the rest of the year.

EGU. In Victoria known only from open shrubland on a rhyodacite bluff near Raymond Creek Falls in Snowy River National Park.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-05-25
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-05-25
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Apiaceae
genus Xanthosia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Xanthosia stellata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Xanthosia stellata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native

State distribution

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New South Wales