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Astroloma  humifusum (Cav.) R.Br.   
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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Astroloma  humifusum (Cav.) R.Br. 
SynonymsVentenatia humifusa Cav. (basionym)
 Astroloma denticulatum R.Br.
 Styphelia humifusa (Cav.) Pers.
Territory AustraliaNew South WalesSouth AustraliaTasmaniaVictoria
thickets and heaths
Description leaves linear, ca. 1cm long, spinescent, corolla ca. 15mm long, tubular, at mouth constricted, lobes 5, small
Size15-20cm
Colorbright red
Bloomspring, summer
Ca-
Typedecumbent shrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed when ripe or in spring
cuttings in late summer; layering in spring and fall
BibliographyHarden, G.J. (ed.): Flora of New South Wales (1990-1993)
Australian Plant Census biodiversity.org.au/nsl/services
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