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Asterolasia elegans L.McDougall & M.F.Porteners
Family Rutaceae
Asterolasia elegans L.McDougall & M.F.Porteners APNI*

Description: Slender erect shrub, 1–3 m high; young branches densely rusty-red stellate-tomentose.

Leaves narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate or ± elliptic, 4–13 cm long, 9–25 mm wide, apex acuminate, flat, upper surface dark green with white and rusty stellate hairs, lower surface densely white and rusty stellate-tomentose; petiole 5–15 mm long.

Flowers axillary or terminal, in 1–9-flowered clusters; pedicels 4–18 mm long. Petals 8–14 mm long, white, densely white stellate-tomentose outside. Stigma lobed.

Cocci stellate-tomentose, constricted at the apex.


Illustration
L. Elkan

Flower
Photo A.E. Orme

Other photo
Photo A.E. Orme

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet sclerophyll forest on moist hillsides, known from only one locality, north of Maroota.
NSW subdivisions: CC

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
AVH map***

Text by G.J Harden & B.J. Mole
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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