Common name: Alpine Star-bush
Asterolasia trymalioides F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Prostrate low rigid shrub, 0.2–1 m high; branches grey to brown stellate-tomentose.
Leaves ovate, obovate or oblong, 0.3–0.8 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, apex obtuse, margins revolute, upper surface shiny and glabrous, lower surface white to brown stellate-tomentose; ± sessile.
Flowers terminal, solitary or few together, with 2 small bracts at their base, sessile. Petals 5–6 mm long, yellow, brown stellate-tomentose outside. Stigma deeply lobed.
Cocci tomentose, not beaked.
Flowering: early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in alpine heathland and snowgum forest, Kosciusko N.P.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by G.J Harden & B.J. Mole
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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