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Astrotricha cordata A.R.Bean
Family Araliaceae
Astrotricha cordata A.R.Bean APNI*

Description: Erect shrub to 3 m high, branches lacking or few and strongly ascending, branchlets woolly to floccose.

Leaves deciduous at fruiting stage; lamina cordate to ovate, sometimes ± peltate, 12–30 cm long, 7–20 cm wide; apex acute to acuminate or rarely obtuse; margins entire; upper surface smooth; lower surface with a dense sometimes floccose indumentum; petiole 7–23 cm long.

Inflorescence up to 1.2 m long, glabrescent and sometimes nearly glabrous; flowers and usually peduncles deep purple beneath the indumentum. Petals purple.

Fruit winged.

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll communities on exposed rocky summits, cliff edges, and rocky slopes in the Mt Neville area, Grafton district, rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
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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