New Zealand J. Bot. 41: 609 (2003) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Tufted or rhizomatous, perennial, sometimes mat-forming. Leaves mostly basal, crowded toward branch-tips, c. oblanceolate, 1.5–4 cm long, 5–10 mm wide, both surfaces silver-grey with dense, appressed cottony hairs. Flowering stems erect or ascending, 4–9 cm high (to 15 cm in fruit), with c. 4–10 leaves only slightly smaller than basal ones. Inflorescence initially a terminal cluster, elongating with maturity. Capitula c. 5–15, pedunculate, subtended by a reduced leaf, broadly cylindric; inner bracts c. oblong, 5.5–7 mm long, obtuse or subacute, often with a reddish band just below the straw-coloured tip; bisexual florets 3–13. Cypselas 1.3–1.5 mm long, glabrous. Flowers Dec.–Feb.
HNF, HSF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. Moderately common in subalpine to alpine, moist grassland or open heath communities (e.g. Lake Mountain, Baw Baw Plateau, Dargo High Plains, Mts Hotham and Loch, Bogong High Plains, Buckety Plain, Mt Pinnibar, but apparently absent from Snowy Range and Mt Buffalo), sometimes extending into Eucalyptus pauciflora woodlands.
Formerly included with Euchiton argentifolius but distinguished from that species by the larger leaves and capitula.
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