Tetratheca bauerifolia F.Muell. ex Schuch.

Heath Pink-bells

Syn. Tremandr. 29 (1853) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Compact shrub to c. 30 cm high; stems with mixed dense, short, curved or curly hairs mostly less than 0.5 mm long, and scattered broad-based, usually antrorse setae to c. 1 mm long, occasionally also with a few reddish gland-tipped hairs. Leaves mostly in whorls of 4–6, narrow-elliptic to obovate, 4–10 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, apex acute or obtuse, mucronate, recurved, margins flat to revolute, surfaces glabrous or with a few short, stiff hairs particularly on midvein and near margins. Inflorescences 1- or 2-flowered; peduncles elongating, 10–30 mm long in mature flowers, hooked, virtually glabrous. Sepals ovate to broad-ovate, 1.5–2 mm long, usually glabrous, deciduous; petals obovate, 6–10 mm long, deep lilac-pink, rarely white, deciduous; ovary usually densely hairy, ovules 4. Fruit cordate, cuneate or broad-obovate, 5–8 mm long; seeds more or less obovoid, 2–3 mm long. Flowers mostly Sep.–Dec.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WPro. Also NSW. Widespread in eastern Victoria, often in rocky situations or on shallow soils in open-forests.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Tremandraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2014-09-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Oxalidales
genus Tetratheca
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Tetratheca bauerifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Tetratheca bauerifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands 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
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory