Astrotricha sp. 5

sensu Fl. Victoria 4:252 (1999) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Erect shrubs 0.8–1(–1.8) m high; stems felted or occasionally floccose. Leaves linear or very narrowly oblanceolate, 20–40(–60) mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, obtuse or rounded, upper surface convex, with conspicuous coarse short wrinkles, these often each surmounted by a short asperity, midvein channelled above, obscured below, margin recurved; petioles 1–2 mm long. Inflorescence 30–100(–200) mm long; axis closely floccose, not glabrescent; bracts triangular to linear, 2.5–4.5 mm long. Pedicels 1.6–2 mm long; petals 2.3–2.5 mm long, pale green, those of the terminal (primary) umbel fractionally darker; anthers 1.3–1.9 mm long. Fruit not locellate, weakly compressed, subobloid to slightly obovoid, 3–3.5 mm long, 2.8–3.0 mm wide. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

EGL. In Victoria, restricted to the catchment of the Wallagaraugh River, and the Top Lake area of Mallacoota Inlet near Cape Horn. Grows in open-forest on dry rocky upper slopes, in sandy loam soils. Regenerates from seed, not known to root-sucker.

Vegetatively this subspecies approaches Astrotricha parvifolia N.A. Wakef., and, when sterile, may be confused with it. Fruiting material will provide unequivocal identification; A. parvifolia has locellate fruit whereas Astrotricha sp. 5 does not.

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 sp. 5 in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Astrotricha sp. 5 in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native