sensu Fl. Victoria 4:252 (1999) APNI
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.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|