Leiocarpa tomentosa (Sond.) Paul G.Wilson

Woolly Plover-daisy

Nuytsia 13: 600 (2001) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Erect or sprawling bushy perennial, mostly 30–70 cm high; young stems woolly to cobwebbed with underlying glandular hairs. Leaves linear, mostly 1–3 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, acute, mucronate, both surfaces woolly to cobwebbed with underlying glandular hairs, margins sometimes undulate. Capitula broad-campanulate, 12–18 mm diam.; involucral bracts broad-linear, to 10 mm long, cobwebbed-tomentose with underlying glandular hairs, apices brown, scarious laciniate-ciliate; outer bracts shortest. Florets yellow. Cypselas 2.5–4 mm long, glabrous; pappus bristles 18–24, 6–11 mm long. Flowers most of year.

MuM, RobP. Very rare in Victoria where known by few collections from riverine woodland in the far north-west (Boundary Point and Red Cliffs) and from near Murtoa in the Wimmera.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Ixiolaena tomentosa Sond. & F.Muell. ex Sond.).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-09
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Leiocarpa
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leiocarpa tomentosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leiocarpa tomentosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Robinvale Plains present native

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