Astrotricha linearis subsp. 2

sensu Fl. Victoria 4:249 (1999) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Plants 1–1.5 m; stems felted. Leaves linear; 55–71 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide; petiole 2.5–3 mm long. Inflorescence 60–70(–170) mm long; axis with a close indumentum, soon glabrescent; bracts sublinear, 4–4.5 mm long. Pedicels 5–8 mm long; petals 2–2.5 mm long; anthers 1.5 mm long. Fruit obloid-ellipsoid to slightly obovoid, 3.5–4.5 mm long, 2.5–4 mm wide. Flowers Nov.–Dec.

Endemic to Victoria, apparently restricted to areas between Mt Samaria and Mt Buffalo and adjacent areas including Ryans Creek and towards Tatong. Grows in shrubby open-forest. Regenerates from seed, not known to root-sucker.

The leaves of subsp. 2 tend to be less asperate than those of subsp. 1.

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, 2017-01-31
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Araliaceae
genus Astrotricha
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