Asterolasia correifolia (A.Juss.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub 1–2 m high, branches white to brown stellate-tomentose.
Leaves elliptic to lanceolate, 3–9 cm long, 8–30 mm wide, apex obtuse to acute, flat, upper surface glabrous and smooth, lower surface white to brownish stellate-tomentose; petiole 5–15 mm long.
Flowers axillary or terminal, usually several in a sessile or pedunculate cluster; peduncle 0–18 mm long; pedicels 3–15 mm long. Petals 5–6 mm long, white to cream, brown stellate-tomentose outside. Stigma entire or scarcely lobed.
Cocci stellate-tomentose, beaked.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet sclerophyll forest in moist gullies, chiefly on the coastal ranges from the Hornsby Plateau to Murwillumbah.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G.J Harden & B.J. Mole
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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