Asterolasia grandiflora (Hook.) Benth.

Reference
Fl.Austral. 1:352 (1863)
Conservation Code
Priority Four
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Slender open shrub, 0.2-0.6(-0.8) m high. Fl. pink/white, Jul to Oct. Lateritic soils, clay over granite. Breakaways, hills.

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, 10-20 mm long, 3-11 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs. Flowers in axillary umbels or in terminal umbels; pedicels 12-14 mm long; calyx minute or absent; corolla pink or white or cream, petals five, 9-15 mm long, valvate (not overlapping), free, hairy on the margins only; stamens numerous (more than twice as many as petals), 4-5 mm long, smooth, glabrous; anthers 1.5 mm long, without an appendage; style 4-5.5 mm long, glabrous. Flowers in July, August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt and Jarrah Forest IBRA region(s). Conservation Code: Priority Four (P4).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning, Northern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Chittering, Northam, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, York.