Aotus ericoides

Common name: 

Common Aotus

Family: 
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

Habit:

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

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

Not threatened

References:

1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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