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Asterolasia rupestris B.J.Mole
Family Rutaceae
Asterolasia rupestris B.J.Mole APNI*

Description: Upright shrub to 1.5 m high.

Leaves obcordate to obtriangular, 0.9–2 cm long, 6–15 mm wide, apex emarginate, sometimes truncate, base attenuate, slightly conduplicate, margins flat or recurved, upper surface densely stellate-hairy, lower surface cobwebbed with stalked stellate hairs; sessile or shortly petiolate, petiole when present somewhat thickened and flat, often appressed to the stem.

Flowers terminal or axillary, in umbels of 3–6 flowers; peduncles 4–9 mm long; pedicels 6–15 mm long. Petals 5–9 mm long, yellow, outer surface with rusty stellate hairs.

Cocci stellate-hairy, beaked.


Type
Specimen

Flowering: Flowers spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Higher parts of Mt Kaputar N.P. and from near Parlour Mountain (NW of Armidale), also collected at Mt Canobolas in the 1950s.

Grows in heath, shrubland and woodland communities, generally restricted to skeletal soils on trachyte outcrops.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by D.M. Crayn
Taxon concept: B.J. Mole, M.F. Duretto, P.Y. Ladiges and E.A. James

 Key to the subspecies 
1Margins of leaves ± flat.subsp. rupestris
Margins of leaves recurved.subsp. recurva

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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