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Astrotricha crassifolia Blakely
Family Araliaceae
Astrotricha crassifolia Blakely APNI*

Description: Shrub to 2.4 m high, root-suckering; branchlets with a dense, deep, firm indumentum.

Leaves broad-linear, 2–6 cm long, 0.25–0.4 cm wide; apex obtuse; margins entire; upper surface smooth or occasionally wrinkled, convex except for midvein groove; lower surface hairy; petiole 1–2 mm long.

Inflorescence up to c. 10 cm long, usually with a few ascending branches, few-flowered, indumentum dense and shortly floccose throughout. Petals erect to spreading, sometimes becoming reflexed, white to cream.

Fruit not winged.


Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll woodland on sandstone, in the Patonga area and Royal N.P.
NSW subdivisions: CC

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable ROTAP: 2VC-
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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