Defin. Austral. Pl. 10 ; Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 43 (1855)
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Annual or short-lived glabrous perennial; flowering stems erect, 5–20 cm high. Leaves mainly basal but some cauline, at least larger plants with mostly pinnatisect leaves, 1–6 cm long, 0.5–15 mm wide, 4–11-lobed, leaves of smaller plants and often the upper parts of flowering stems linear and entire. Peduncles much longer than subtending leaves; bracts 12–15, 1-seriate, c. equal, obovate or elliptic, 1.2–3 mm long, 0.7–1.9 mm wide, obtuse, the basal and central part green, the margins and apex scarious and purplish, glandular hairs confined to margins; ligules 4–6.5 mm long, white, pinkish or mauve. Cypselas c. 1 mm long, straight, dark brown, ridges of lateral faces undulate, not swollen; marginal wings entire, pale yellow-brown, hairy; pappus 0.1–0.2 mm long, bristles joined. Flowers Nov.–Feb.
CVU, EGU, HNF, HSF, NIS, VAlp. Also NSW. Rare in Victoria. All modern collections come from granitic outcrops, i.e. in Mt Mittamatite Regional Park, nearby Pine Moutain and in the vicinity of Tatong, with plants most commonly growing in mossy hollows in rocks.
A species whose affinity is unclear.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|