Aotus ericoides

Common name: 

Common Aotus

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKNPSTWXZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Tea-tree heath1

Flower description:

Yellow with a central reddish/orange blotch2


Shrub to 2 m tall2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Stems are covered in rusty hairs, the upper surfaces of the leaves is warty and hairless. The stalk of the flower (the pedicel) is covered in dense hairs2

Image of Aotus ericoides
Image of Aotus ericoides
Image of Aotus ericoides
Image of Aotus ericoides Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria