Centrolepis strigosa subsp. strigosa

Hairy Centrolepis

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted herb. Leaves (5–)10–40 mm long, ± erect, straight to curved, and thread-like, moderately (sometimes sparsely) hairy. Inflorescence borne on an axis (10–)15–35(–90) mm long, hence flowers mostly held above the leaves; bracts slightly spreading, only just exceeding the length of the inflorescence, covered with long, multicelled, rigid hairs, both bracts with a basal sheath 1.8–2.5 mm long, both tapering into a ± straight lamina 0.5–1 mm long; lower bract inserted 0.5–1 mm below the upper one, and slightly longer than upper bract. Inflorescence units 5–10 per head-like cluster. Stamens (absent or) 1 per inflorescence unit, fused at base to each axis bearing carpels. Carpels 5 or 6, in sub-opposite to alternate pairs; styles c. 1–1.3 mm long, free. Flowers Oct.–Dec, rarely Sep.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. All States except NT. New Zealand. Abundant and widespread throughout most of State, occurring in shallow sandy or auriferous soils, and in mossfields on rocky outcrops.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Centrolepidaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2020-10-20
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Centrolepis strigosa subsp. strigosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Centrolepis strigosa subsp. strigosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands 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
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory