Astroloma humifusum

Common name: 

Cranberry Heath

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (BCDEHJKMNPRSTUVWXYZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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

Heathlands and heathy understories throughout the Prom1

Flower description:



Prostrate shrub to 70 cm high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The petals of this species are fused into a tube and the lobes on the tube are externally glabrous. The inner surface of the tube has tufts of hairs above the base2

Image of Astroloma humifusum
Image of Astroloma humifusum Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria