Astroloma humifusum

Common name: 

Cranberry Heath

Family: 
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:

Red1

Habit:

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

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

Not threatened

References:

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