Gynatrix macrophylla N.G.Walsh

Muelleria 9: 191 (1996) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub or small tree to c. 5 m high. Leaves ovate to broad-ovate, 4–18 cm long, 2.5–14 cm wide, cordate at base, margins crenate, lower or both surfaces obscured, grey or whitish from a dense layer of stellate hairs. Calyx 5–6 mm long, densely stellate-pubescent; petals of male flowers elliptic, 6–10 mm long; female flowers with petals oblong, barely exceeding calyx. Fruit and seeds as for G. pulchella. Flowers most of year.

EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, VAlp, VRiv. Endemic in Victoria where largely confined to rocky streamsides and gullies on and south of the Dividing Range in the east (e.g. Howqua, Rose and Kiewa Rivers north of the Divide and Macalister, Buchan, Mitchell and Murrindal Rivers and their tributaries south of the Divide), and rather rare.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Gynatrix. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2017-10-31
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malvales
family Malvaceae
genus Gynatrix
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Gynatrix macrophylla in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Gynatrix macrophylla in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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