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Astrotricha latifolia Benth.
Family Araliaceae
Astrotricha latifolia Benth. APNI*

Description: Large shrub 2–4 or rarely to 9 m high, usually with many spreading to ascending branches; younger branches with a loose, sometimes floccose indumentum.

Leaves oblong-ovate to oblong-elliptic, 8–22 cm long, 2–8 cm wide; apex acute to mucronate; upper surface smooth, rich mid-green, sometimes shiny; lower surface with a close, thin indumentum, the reticulum evident through the hairs; margins sometimes slightly crisped; petiole usually 2.5–8 cm long.

Inflorescence up to c. 30 cm long; lower order axes sometimes glabrescent, apical parts usually retaining a loose indumentum. Petals strongly reflexed, yellowish green.

Fruit not winged.


Habit
Photo D. Hardin

Flower
Photo J. Plaza

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: late spring to summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet sclerophyll forest or rainforest margins from sea level to at least 1500 m alt., on a range of substrates including shale, quartzite, sandstone, and basalt; chiefly on the coast and ranges north from Narooma district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by M. J. Henwood & R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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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