Asterolasia drummondii Paul G.Wilson
Gairdner Range Starbush

Reference
Nuytsia 6:8 (1987)
Conservation Code
Priority Four
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Slender erect shrub, 0.2-0.5 m high. Fl. white, Jul to Sep. Lateritic gravel & sand or loam. Lateritic hills & sandplains, breakaways.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 15 August 1996
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Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves alternate, simple, 7-13 mm long, 2(-3.5) mm wide, flat, the margins flat, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs. Flowers in terminal umbels; pedicels 14-16 mm long; calyx minute or absent, 0.5 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands; corolla white or cream, petals five, 4-5.8 mm long, valvate (not overlapping), free, hairy on the surfaces; stamens numerous (more than twice as many as petals), 2.7-4.5 mm long, smooth, glabrous; anthers 1-1.5 mm long, without an appendage; style 4-5.5 mm long, glabrous. Flowers in July, August and September. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Swan Coastal Plain and Geraldton IBRA region(s). Conservation Code: Priority Four (P4).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 8 December 2020

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Coorow, Dandaragan.