sensu Fl. Victoria 4:252 (1999) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Shrubs 1–1.5(–2) m high; stems felted. Leaves linear (10–)20–35(–40) mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, obtuse-apiculate or rounded, upper surface convex, c. smooth and usually glossy or rarely with uniformly distributed and scarcely detectable microscopic granules, or rarely weakly bullate, midvein weakly channelled above, obscured below, margins recurved; petioles 1.3–3.3 mm long. Inflorescence (15–)35–65 mm long; axes densely and closely lanate, not glabrescent; bracts narrowly triangular to linear, 2.4–4.0(–7.8) mm long. Pedicels 1.1–1.7 mm long; petals 2.1–2.7 mm long, pale yellowish-green, those of the terminal (primary) umbel fractionally darker than those of the lateral umbels; anthers 1.0–1.2 mm long. Fruit not locellate, weakly compressed, obloid to obloid-obovoid, 3.2–6.1 mm long, 2.8–3 mm wide. Flowers Nov.–Jan.
EGU. Also NSW. In Victoria, apparently occurring only in the catchment of the upper Snowy River in the Gelantipy-Suggan Buggan area. Grows in dry open-forest on steep rocky slopes, in shallow loamy soil. Regenerates from seed, not known to root-sucker.
The name A. crassifolia Blakely has been mis-applied to this taxon. Astrotricha crassifolia is restricted on the central coast area of New South Wales, and has locellate fruit, white petals, a suckering habit, and larger, fatter leaves.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|