Aotus ericoides

Common Name:

Common Aotus



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
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Tea-tree heath 1

Flower Description:

Yellow with a central reddish/orange blotch 2


Shrub to 2 m tall 2

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 hairs 2


Image: Mary Ellis

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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