Gyrostemon australasicus (Moq.) Heimerl


Nat. Pflanzenfam. III lb: 12, t. 4 (1889) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub to 1 m high, dioecious. Leaves narrowly linear-terete, sometimes broader above, often grooved, 5–25(–50) mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide; stipules triangular, to 0.5 mm long. All flowers with calyx c. 1 mm long; pedicels 1–2 mm long, recurved. Male flower calyces shallowly and broadly lobed; stamens 9–12(–14). Female flower calyces with ovate-triangular, acute lobes; carpels 4–7; stigmas 1–4 mm long, finely rugose. Fruiting carpels 3–5 mm long; seeds oblong, c. 1.5 mm long, prominently rugose. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

Glep, LoM, MuM, RobP, Wim. Also SA. Grows on sand in heath and mallee shrublands of north-western Victoria, with isolated southerly outliers near Lake Mundi and Heywood. Generally common only in the first few years following fire.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Gyrostemonaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
genus Gyrostemon
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Gyrostemon australasicus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Gyrostemon australasicus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Robinvale Plains present native

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