Xanthosia ternifolia J.M.Hart & Henwood APNI*
Synonyms: Xanthosia tasmanica Gand. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub, to 40 cm high; stems and leaves densely tomentose with long simple or dendritic hairs.
Leaves cauline, 3-foliolate with undivided segments, grey-green above, white below; segments ± equal, ovate, 7–20 mm long, 5–15 mm wide, margins three lobed.
Inflorescence terminal and leaf-opposed, umbels irregularly compound with 1–4 flowers; peduncles to 10 mm long. Bracteoles petaloid, yellow, elliptic, 3–6 mm long. Sepals 1.2–1.5 mm long. Petals 1.1–1.3 mm long, white.
Fruit 2.1–2.8 mm long; mericarps 9-ribbed.
Flowering: Flowers September–December
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland and shrubby heath commonly on sandy soils. Plants sometimes wind pruned in exposed situations. Howe Ranges south of Eden.
NSW subdivisions: SC
Other Australian states: Tas.
Text by J.M. Hart & M. Henwood
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