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Astrotricha ledifolia DC.
Family Araliaceae
Astrotricha ledifolia DC. APNI*

Synonyms: Astrotricha obtusifolia Gand. APNI*

Description: Shrub to 1.5 m high; branchlets hairy.

Leaves narrow-oblong to subelliptic or rarely sublinear, 2–4.5 cm long, 0.3–0.7 cm wide; apex obtuse; margins entire; upper surface rough, granulate with the grains usually evenly distributed and small and just detectable with a fingernail, occasionally also with larger subconical projections to 0.3 mm high, sometimes projections confined to near margins; lower surface with a firm indumentum; petiole 1–2 mm long.

Inflorescence many-branched, 7–15 cm long. Petals creamy-green to white, spreading to reflexed, purple-flowered populations are known from mountains in the A.C.T.

Fruit not winged.

Photo © ANBG


Flowering: Nov.–Jan.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry and possibly wet sclerophyll forest and woodland, on rocky or disturbed situations on sedimentary and metamorphic substrates, above c. 750 m alt.; south from Bathurst-Orange district.
NSW subdivisions: CC, NT, CT, ST, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
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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