Astrotricha linearis subsp. 1

sensu Fl. Victoria 4:249 (1999) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect to bushy shrubs 0.6–2 m high; stems felted (occasionally glabrescent). Leaves linear; 20–40(–50) mm long, 1–2 mm wide; petiole 2–4 mm long. Inflorescence 30–55 mm long; axis felted to closely subfloccose; bracts triangular; 2.4–3.0 mm long. Pedicels 1.5–3 mm long; petals white, 2–2.2 mm long; anthers 1 mm long. Fruit obloid-ellipsoid, widest at middle, 3.5–4.1 mm long, 3.3–3.5(–4) mm wide. Flowers (Oct.–) Nov.–Jan.

HNF, NIS. Also NSW. In Victoria, occurring eastward from Castlemaine and Bendigo, at least as far east as Mitta Mitta and Pine Mountain. Fairly frequent in Licola-Dargo area. Grows in dry sclerophyll associations in shaley or sandy-loam soils. Regenerates from seed, not known to root-sucker.

This is the type subspecies.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-29
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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 linearis subsp. 1 in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Astrotricha linearis subsp. 1 in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native