Astrotricha sp. 4

sensu Fl. Victoria 4:252 (1999) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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 Astrotricha crassifolia Blakely has been misapplied 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, thicker leaves.

Source: Henwood, M.J.; Makinson, R.O.; Maling, K.L. (1999). Araliaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-09-06
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Araliaceae
genus Astrotricha
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Astrotricha sp. 4 in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Astrotricha sp. 4 in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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New South Wales