Centrolepis strigosa

Common name: 

Hairy Centrolepis

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Riverina (BCDEHJKMNPRTUVWXZ) all States except NT

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

Tea-tree heath1

Flower description:

Petals absent, bracts brown2


Tufted herb with flower spike to 35 mm (rarely 90 mm)2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Rigid hairs are present on the outer surface of bracts. Unlike C. fascicularis (where bracts distinctly extend past flowers), bracts are 0.5-1 mm long and only just extend past the flowers3
This species contains multiple subspecies, however only subsp. strigosa is found in Victoria

Image of Centrolepis strigosa
Image of Centrolepis strigosa
Image of Centrolepis strigosa
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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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
3 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.