Other ShrubAstrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh

Merimbula Star-hair at Yambulla, NSW

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Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh at Yambulla, NSW - 15 Nov 2016
Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh at Yambulla, NSW - 15 Nov 2016
Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh at Yambulla, NSW - 15 Nov 2016
Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh at Yambulla, NSW - 15 Nov 2016
Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh at Yambulla, NSW - 15 Nov 2016
Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh at Yambulla, NSW - 15 Nov 2016
Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh at Yambulla, NSW - 15 Nov 2016

Identification history

Other Shrub Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh 15 Nov 2016 BettyDonWoodUltra Reporter - BettyDonWood has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - BettyDonWood joined us in 2014!
Other Shrub Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh 15 Nov 2016 SteveBurrowsSignificant Sighting - SteveBurrows has made a recognised, significant sighting!Ultra Reporter - SteveBurrows has reported over 500 sightings!

Author's notes

Leaf 25mm long by 1.5mm

3 comments

   15 Nov 2016
Probably. I had correspondence with Neville Walsh abiut wahat the Victorians were calling Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh River. He was not aware that the same species was gazetted as Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh in NSW. He said the Victorians would bring the terminology into synch. They have gone back to calling it Astrotricha sp. 5, called that in Flora of Victoria. At least they have a key for it, which Plantnet does not. The key character in Vicflora is wrinkling on the upper side of the leaf. Unfortunstely your photos do not really show thentop side of the leaf.
   15 Nov 2016
I based my ID on the fact that it looked very similar to the one in Bournda NP and I was beside the Wallagaraugh River.
   16 Nov 2016
I think the wrinkled leaf upperside may only show up in dried material anyway, so fresh plants won't key out to this. I had that experience recently with a bit I collected on the horse track off Widgeram Road - I knew it could only be that species, but it wouldn't key to it in the Vic Flora. Would be interesting to know how widespread it is on the Wallagaraugh. I vaguely recall seeing it in that same spot myself a few years ago, but haven't run across it anywhere else down there.

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