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Astrotricha longifolia f. 'Coastal'
Family Araliaceae
Astrotricha longifolia f. 'Coastal' APNI*

Description: Spreading, many-branched shrub; stems and peduncles often glabrescent and purplish on the sunward surface.

Leaves usually 0.3–1.1 cm wide, (sometimes broader on juveniles), and usually flatter and narrower on the adult plant than in the other forms; lateral veins obscure on the upper surface.

Inflorescence to 60 cm long and glabrescent with the axes variably purplish below the indumentum.

Flowering: Flowers spring

Distribution and occurrence: North from Port Stephens.

Grows in dry sclerophyll woodland with a shrubby understorey, and along heath and woodland boundaries on well drained sandy soils close to the coast.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Populations morphologically intermediate between Coastal and Inland forms are known from the northern suburbs of Sydney and the lower Blue Mountains (CC).

Text by R.O. Makinson and M. Henwood via B.M. Wiecek
Taxon concept: Flora of New South Wales, Volume 3

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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