Xanthosia scopulicola J.M.Hart & Henwood APNI*
Description: Ascending perennial subshrub to 20 cm high; tomentose with stellate hairs. Mature stems excorticating.
Leaves cauline, grey-green above, white below. Juvenile leaves 3-foliolate; segments ovate, terminal segment 5–20 mm long, 5–25 mm wide, lateral segments 3–5 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, margins crenate. Adult leaves simple, ovate, 5–20 mm long, 5–25 mm wide, margins crenate, upper surface sparsely to densely stellate-hairy, lower surface densely stellate-hairy.
Inflorescence terminal and leaf-opposed, umbels compound; 3–13-flowered; with 2–3 rays; peduncles 5–25 mm long; bracteoles petaloid, yellow, elliptic to ovate, 3–5 mm long. Sepals 1–1.2 mm long. Petals 1–1.2 mm long, white. Stylopodium hirsute.
Fruit c. 2 mm long, 7–9-ribbed.
Flowering: Flowers November–January
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in cracks and crevices of sandstone cliff faces, restricted to the Jamison Valley between Kings Tableland and the Megalong Cleft in the Blue Mountains.
NSW subdivisions: CT
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable
Text by J.M. Hart & M. Henwood
Taxon concept: Hart & Henwood (2002)
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