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Asterolasia hexapetala (Juss.) Druce
Family Rutaceae
Asterolasia hexapetala (Juss.) Druce APNI*

Description: Erect spreading shrubs, 1–3 m high, branches softly brown stellate-tomentose.

Leaves obovate to oblong or lanceolate, 2–6 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, apex obtuse, flat, both surfaces greenish and covered with a white to brownish stellate tomentum, lower surface usually paler; petiole 5–15 mm long.

Flowers few together in terminal or rarely axillary clusters; pedicels 5–20 mm long in flower but lengthening up to 30 mm in fruit. Petals 7–9 mm long, usually white, white to yellow or brown stellate-tomentose outside. Stigma lobed.

Cocci stellate-tomentose, beaked.


Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows along rocky watercourses and lower slopes in sclerophyll forest and woodland, at lower altitudes in Warrumbungle N.P.
NSW subdivisions: NWS
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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