Fl. Austral. 3: 486 (1867) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Straggling shrub to c. 1 m high, viscid, with a fruity or 'bubble-gum' odour; branchlets glandular-pubescent. Leaves alternate, subsessile, linear or very narrow-oblanceolate, 15–35 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, concolorous, with scattered to mid-dense erect glandular hairs on the upper surface and the midrib beneath; margin recurved to revolute, sometimes sinuate. Capitula 25–50 mm diam., terminal, solitary or few together; peduncles 0.5–5 cm long; involucre cup-shaped, 8–10 mm long; bracts 4–6-seriate, graduating, shortly glandular pubescent. Ray florets 12–18, mauve, purple or blue, ligules 12–20 mm long; disc florets c. 20–30, yellow. Cypsela cylindric, 6-ribbed, c. 4 mm long, sericeous; pappus bristles straw-coloured, 7–9 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Apr.
EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, NIS, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. Rare, apparently confined in Victoria to dry rocky country in the Licola-Valencia Creek area, upper Buchan River valley and Pine Mountain.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|