|XEROCHRYSUM (Bracteantha) SUBUNDULATUM
Perennial herbaceous daisy with branching underground stems forming larger clumps bearing crowded leaves and erect, leafy, flowering stems. Leaves narrow-lanceolate to obvate, bluntly pointed , surface rough, sometimes with cobwebby hairs at base and on margins.
Photo: J & R Coghlan
|A small flat rosette of low alpine herbfields.
The flowers are fan-shaped with all the five petals to one side, and are
yellow-reddish yellow. Leaves oblanceolate to obovate, 1.5–8 cm long, 6–30
mm wide, margins toothed or entire. Scapes decumbent or ascending, to 10
cm high, usually shorter than leaves; bracteoles free, ± linear, to
5 mm long. Sepals 3, free; upper one ovate to oblong, 5–6 mm long. Corolla
7–10 mm long, obscurely spurred, yellow, pubescent outside, pubescent inside;
wings ± to base of inferior lobes, c. 0.5 mm wide. Indusium depressed-ovate,
c. 1 mm wide.
Capsule ± globose, c. 2 mm diam., sparsely hairy; seeds circular to elliptic, c. 1.5 mm diam., punctate.
Flowering: chiefly Nov.–Feb.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows mainly in subalpine grassland and woodland at higher altitudes
NSW Vic. Tas.
(Information NSW Flora Online)
Fine Frilly Heath
A small spreading heath-like plant.
Ht 15-60cm W.30-60cm
Leaves: Crowded, narrow-linear, concave, erect or pressed against the stem, 3-6mm long with spreading hairs on the margins, apex blunt.
Fruit: A drupe.
Habitat/Distribution: Subalpine habitats of the Central Plateau and north-east highlands.
Cultivation: Not widely grown.
Information: Tasmania's Natural Flora
A much-branched shrub or small dense tree, flowering in spring-summer. The young growth is covered with soft silky hairs. Flowers 1.5 cm in diameter, solitary but numerous, petals white. Sepals and young capsule silky hairy, remaining silky until the second season. Capsule domed, opening by 5 slits. Leaf size variable. Common, widespread in damp places, river banks, montane grasslands and rainforests of west coast Tasmania where it may become a tree to 18 m.
Also occurs in Vic, NSW, Qld, SA.
|Shrub to 2 m high and 2 m
across. Leaves 2 cm, narrow-eliptical. Pink buds followed by white
flowers with green centres to 1.5 cm. Large 1 cm fruits. Propagate
from seed or cuttings.
Very hardy. Tas endemic
WESTRINGIA ANGUSTIFOLIA Lamiaceae
Common and widespread, especially on Mt Wellington, but can pop up on stony, moist dolerite slopes and similar habitats on the east coast and the upper Derwent Valley.
It's easy to propagate from cuttings but seed is hard to collect. It is a hardy and forgiving plant which tolerates frost, drought, floods and so on.
|Small shrub less than 1m tall.distinguished
from other boronias by the strong lemon scent of its crushed foliage.
Leaves opposite, 7-15mm long, pinnate with 3-7 linear leaflets.
Flowers with 4 spreading whitish pink petals, the lower surface often darker pink or red, especially in the bud stage. Stamens 8. Fruit separating into 4-seeded parts.
Cultivation: easily grown from cuttings but the plants need to be kept moist.
Abundant on mountains on central and south-western areas with 3 other subspecies.