Asterolasia pallida Benth.

Reference
Fl.Austral. 1:352 (1863)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Sometimes rhizomatous, woody perennial, herb, 0.3-1 m high, leaves 1-2.5 cm long; petals 4-8 mm long. Fl. white, Jun to Nov. On laterite or over granite.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 September 1999
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Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves alternate, simple, 3.5-4 mm long, 1.5-2 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 9-10 mm long; calyx minute or absent, smooth, without distinct raised glands; corolla white or cream, petals five, 4-7.5 mm long, valvate (not overlapping), free, hairy on the surfaces; stamens numerous (more than twice as many as petals), 3.7-6 mm long, smooth, glabrous; anthers 0.8-1 mm long, without an appendage; style 4 mm long, glabrous. Flowers in June, July, August, September, October and November. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest IBRA region(s).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Armadale, Beverley, Chittering, Harvey, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Wandering, Waroona, York.