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 heath 1

Flower Description:

Petals absent, bracts brown 2


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 flowers 3
This species contains multiple subspecies, however only subsp. strigosa is found in Victoria


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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