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Astrotricha roddii Makinson
Family Araliaceae
Astrotricha roddii Makinson APNI*

Description: Erect few-branched shrub to 3.5 m high; stems with a dense floccose indumentum.

Leaves narrow-elliptic, 11–18 cm long, 1–2.5 cm wide; apex very long-acute; margins entire; upper surface smooth, often shiny; lower surface with midvein and lateral veins evident through the hairs, reticulum and intramarginal veins usually not evident; petiole 10–15 mm long.

Inflorescence up to 40 cm long with numerous ascending branches, glabrescent, strongly purplish beneath the indumentum. Petals dull purplish, glabrous outside, sometimes reflexed.

Fruit not winged.


Habitat
Photo Andrew Orme

Habit
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Flower
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Fruit
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Flowering: October–November

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in low dry sclerophyll woodland on granite and porphyry outcrops in the Ashford area; rare.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered ROTAP: 3VCa
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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