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Asterolasia rivularis
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Asterolasia rivularis in the ANBG
Scientific classification

Asterolasia rivularis is a small, upright shrub, with narrow leaves and yellow flowers. It has a restricted distribution in New South Wales.


Asterolasia rivularis is a small shrub to 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) high with young branches covered in brown to grey star-shaped, short matted hairs. The leaves may be narrowly oblong, narrow-oblong to wedge shaped and tapering at the base, 1–2.5 cm (0.39–0.98 in) long, 2–3 mm (0.079–0.118 in) wide. The leaf upper surface has occasional star-shaped hairs, underside brownish star-shaped to short matted hairs, margins slightly rolled under and narrowing to a short petiole. The flowers are either borne from leaf axils or at the end of branches in small clusters of 1-3, yellow petals about 6 mm (0.24 in) long, upper surface with rusty star-shaped to short matted hairs. The pedicels are up to 3 mm (0.12 in) long when in flower. Flowering occurs in early spring.


The species was first formally described by Paul G. Wilson in 1998 and the description was published in the journal Nuytsia.

Distribution and habitat

Asterolasia rivularis has a restricted distribution, it is found growing along streams near Buxton.

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