Asterolasia asteriscophora subsp. albiflora Mole

Emerald Star-bush

Muelleria 16: 103 (2002) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Leaves obovate to spathulate, 4–16 mm long, 3–12 mm wide, apex rounded. Inflorescence 3–5-flowered; peduncles 3–5 mm long; petals 4–6 mm long, white, rarely pale lemon. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

GGr, HSF. Restricted to the Emerald–Monbulk area of the southern Dandenong Ranges where growing in damp sclerophyll forest. A collection purportedly from the Grampians is of unlikely provenance.

Clearing for housing etc. and inappropriate fire regimes threaten this subspecies.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2016-05-26
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-29
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Asterolasia asteriscophora subsp. albiflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Asterolasia asteriscophora subsp. albiflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Greater Grampians present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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