Hooker’s London J. Bot. 6: 114 (1847) APNI
Rosetted herb. Leaves obovate to narrowly elliptic, 2–19 cm long, 5–37 mm wide, entire or serrate in apical half, glabrous, often purplish toward base. Scapes 10–30 cm long, exceeding leaves, glabrous; bracts c. 25, 2-seriate, unequal, elliptic or lanceolate, 5.5–9 mm long, 1.5–4 mm wide, with usually conspicuous purplish, glandular-hairy margins; ligules c. 9–11 mm long, white, sometimes mauve below. Cypselas laterally compressed, obovate, 2.3–4.6 mm long, 1.2–1.7 mm wide, brown, lateral faces hairy; pappus c. 0.2 mm long, bristles joined. Flowers Sep.–Mar.
CVU, DunT, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Also NSW, Tas. A polyploid complex ranging from alpine herbfield, heath and woodland, e.g. Bogong High Plains, to lowland grassland and woodland and occurring as far west as the Grampians and Casterton.
Most alpine collections have larger bracts and cypselas than non-alpine specimens. This may reflect different ploidy levels
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|