Asterolasia F.Muell.

Greek aster — star, lasios — hairy, referring to the star-shaped leaf hairs.

Erect or prostrate shrubs with star-shaped hairs. Leaves simple, alternate, margins entire. Flower clusters axillary or terminal. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 5, minute, free. Petals 5. Stamens 10, free and spreading. Carpels 5, with the styles united and arising at or above the middle of the carpels; ovules 2 per carpel. Fruits of 1-5 parts opening violently to release the dull black seeds.

Grown for the clusters of starry flowers.


Star-shaped hair; sepals minute; petals edge to edge in bud.

16 species endemic to Australia.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rutaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Sapindales
family       Rutaceae
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