Tetratheca pilosa subsp. latifolia Joy Thomps.

Telopea 1: 213 (1976) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect, spreading or procumbent shrub with branches to c. 60 cm long; stems with fine, white, erect or retrorse hairs, often with larger tubercle-based setae to c. 1.5 mm long, glandular hairs sometimes also present on new growth. Leaves alternate, opposite or in irregular whorls of 3 or 4, narrow- to  to broad-elliptic or suborbicular, 2–15 mm long, 1.5–5 mm wide, apex usually acute, incurved, margins flat to recurved, both surfaces usually with a few setae to c. 1.5 mm long, particularly on veins and margins. Inflorescences 1- or rarely 2-flowered; peduncles elongating, 4–10 mm long in mature flowers, glabrous or hairy. Sepals ovate to broad-ovate, 1–2.5 mm long, deciduous; petals obovate to ovate, 3–12 mm long, deep lilac-pink, pale pink or white, deciduous; ovary usually with long, hollow shining hairs; ovules 2. Fruit obovate to cuneate or cordate, 3–4.5 mm long; seeds more or less oblong, c. 3 mm long. Mainly Aug.–Dec.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, OtP, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WPro. Found mainly in eastern Victoria in coastal heathaland and lowland forest.

Tetratheca pilosa subsp. pilosa and T. pilosa subsp. pilosa occupy generally distinct geographical areas in Victoria, with no report of their being sympatric anywhere unlike in Tasmania where their ranges overlap and some intermediates have been observed.

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: Val Stajsic, 2017-03-02
Hero image
Distribution map

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Tetratheca pilosa subsp. latifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Tetratheca pilosa subsp. latifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands 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
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

Distribution map
State
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria
Tasmania