Muelleria 5: 119 (1983) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Erect or sprawling subshrub with stems to c. 70 cm high arising from a perennial rootstock, usually greyish-cobwebbed all over. Leaves sessile or pseudopetiolate, sometimes shortly auriculate, linear, 4–12 cm long, 2–5(–10) mm wide, entire to distantly and minutely dentate (rarely prominently toothed or shallowly and distantly lobed); upper surface sometimes minutely hispid as well as cobwebbed; lower surface usually more densely cobwebbed than upper. Inflorescence cymose or corymbose, usually with c. 2–10 capitula; capitula non-radiate; involucre plumply cylindric, 10–18 mm long, glabrous, or slightly cobwebbed near base; bracts 16–21(–33); bracteoles present; florets 50–150, bisexual and unisexual. Cypselas cylindric but long-tapered toward apex, 4.5–6 mm long, brown, densely papillose-hairy in rows; pappus of slender hairs 8–10 mm long, deciduous. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
CVU, DunT, Gold, NIS, OtP, VAlp, VVP, Wim. Also SA, Tas. In Victoria largely confined to remnant Themeda grasslands on loamy clay soils derived from basalt from near Melbourne west to Skipton area. Also known from auriferous ground near Stawell. Formerly recorded from near Horsham and Casterton, but apparently long extinct from these areas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|