Key to the System of Victorian Plants 1: 313 (1888) APNI
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.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|