Common name: Star Xanthosia
Xanthosia stellata J.M.Hart & Henwood APNI*
Description: Erect or ascending subshrub, to 20 cm high; stems and leaves sparsely stellate-hairy.
Leaves cauline, 3-foliolate with undivided segments; segments ± equal, elliptic or cuneate, 2–12 mm long, 2–10 mm wide, margins three lobed.
Inflorescence terminal and leaf-opposed, umbels irregularly compound with 1–3 flowers; peduncles to 12 mm long. Bracteoles petaloid, yellow becoming reddish, elliptic, 4–6 mm long. Sepals 1.3–1.5 mm long. Petals 1.1–1.3 mm long, white. Stylopodium hirsute.
Fruit 3.0–3.2 mm long, mericarps 7–9-ribbed.
Flowering: Flowers November–December
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in eucalypt forest on sandstone in the Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands regions.
NSW subdivisions: CT
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by J.M. Hart & M. Henwood
Taxon concept: Hart & Henwood (2002)
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