Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Citation: DC., Reg. Veg. Syst. Nat. 1:430 (1817).
Synonymy: Pleurandra parviflora R. Br. ex DC., Reg. Veg. Syst. Nat. 1:418 (1817); H. billardieri F. Muell. var. parviflora (R. Br. ex DC.)Benth., Fl. Aust. 1:28 (1863); H. ovata (Labill.)Druce var. parviflora (R. Br. ex DC.)Ewart, Fl. Vict. 769 (1931); Pleurandra cinerea R. Br. ex DC., Reg. Veg. Syst. Nat. 1:417 (1817); H. sericea (R. Br. ex DC.)Benth. var. cinerea (R. Br. ex DC.)J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 575 (1952); H. billardieri sensu J. Black, Fl.S. Aust. 576 (1952).
Common name: None
Published illustration: Costermans (1981) Native trees and shrubs of south-eastern Australia, p. 229.
Biology: No text
Taxonomic notes: As defined here, H. aspera is an extremely variable species. The synonymy is based principally on Jacobs & Pickard (1981) Plants of New South Wales, and includes three of J. Black's (1952) taxa. It seems likely that some subdivision of this complex would be warranted at least at infraspecific level, but this must await a proper revision. H. billardieri F. Muell. is an illegitimate name and a synonym for H. empetrifolia (DC.)Hoogl., which is distinguished by Willis (1937) Handbook to plants in Victoria (under the name H. astrotricha (Sieber ex Sprengel)Wakef.) from H. aspera mainly in having smaller elliptical leaves bearing mainly simple hooked hairs. Willis considered that it occurred in S. Aust., but this was not confirmed by Jacobs & Pickard and no specimens identified as H. empetrifolia or H. astrotricha are known from S.Aust. Plants with subsessile flowers and/ or long hairs on the calyx are difficult to distinguish from H. sericea.
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State Herbarium of South Australia