Nematolepis squamea subsp. retusa (Hook.) Paul G. Wilson

Harsh Nematolepis

Nuytsia 12: 279 (1998) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Shrub to c. 1 m high; branches smooth or glandular. Leaves coriaceous, ovate to broadly elliptic, 18–30 mm long, c. 6–10 mm wide, apex rounded. Inflorescence (1–)2–4(–6)-flowered. Staminal filaments glabrous. Flowers spring and summer.

EGU, HSF, MonT, VAlp. Also Tas. Rare in Victoria, known from only cliffline scrubs at c. 1200 m in the upper Macalister and Wonnangatta River catchments, and at lower altitude, but similar habitats, near the gorge tract of the Snowy River near Wulgulmerang.

Victorian plants were previously regarded as a distinct subspecies (subsp. coriacea (Paul G.Wilson) Paul G.Wilson). They tend to have shorter, coarser leaves than Tasmanian examples, but there is overlap.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2016-05-23
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-07
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Nematolepis squamea subsp. retusa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Nematolepis squamea subsp. retusa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales
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