Ethuliopsis cunninghamii (Hook.) F.Muell.

Key to the System of Victorian Plants 1: 313 (1888) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Erect, c. glabrous herb to subshrub to 40(–100) cm high. Leaves oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 1–8 cm long, 3–17 mm wide, acute or subacute, base obtuse to truncate, margins irregularly toothed to entire, sometimes slightly scabrous. Capitula 2.5–5.5 mm diam., in loose leafless panicles; involucral bracts oblong or obovate, 1–3.5 mm long, obtuse. Heterogamous capitula with 100–200 outer female florets, and 2–16 bisexual florets at centre; cypselas cylindric, 0.5–1 mm long; pappus a minute rim. Homogamous capitula with 20–35 disc florets; corolla tubular, white to pale mauve; cypselas abortive, smooth; pappus of 2–6 weak barbellate bristles 0.8–1.1 mm long. Flowers mainly spring–autumn.

MuM, MSB, RobP. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Apart from an old collection (1892) simply labelled ‘Wimmera’, known in Victoria only from the far north-west where extremely rare, on heavy clay soils that are prone to inundation, usually in Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Eucalyptus largiflorens communities.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2015-12-24
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-13
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Ethuliopsis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Ethuliopsis cunninghamii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Ethuliopsis cunninghamii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales