Tetratheca pilosa

Common name: 

Hairy Pink Bells
Pink eye

Family: 

Elaeocarpaceae
(alternate family: Tremandraceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Midlands, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (NPSTWXZ) also NSW, Tas

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

Coastal heathland and sclerophyll forest1

Flower description:

Deep lilac-pink1

Habit:

Dense shrub to 30 cm tall2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species differs from the other species of Tetratheca at the Prom by having scattered leaves that are not in whorls, and very hairy stems1
There are two subspecies, only subsp. latifolia is found at the Prom.

Images:
Image of Tetratheca pilosa
Image of Tetratheca pilosa
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Image of Tetratheca pilosa Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

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