Australian Systematic Botany 26: 60 (2013) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Rounded or spreading shrub to c. 1.4 m high. Leaves thick-textured, oblong, obovate or narrow-elliptic, (16–)19–50(–56) mm long, 6–15 mm wide; margins entire or shallowly sinuate, rarely crenate; upper surface green, often dull, with mid-dense to sparse stellate hairs, sometimes glandular; lower surface yellowish (at least on drying), densely stellate-hairy, glands not apparent; petiole 2–6 mm long. Capitula pedunculate, in terminal or subterminal, simple corymbs. Flowers Dec.–Feb.
EGU, HFE, HNF, HSF, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW. Common throughout alpine and subalpine areas (above c. 1300 m alt), often in rocky areas, and usually growing in heath or shrubland above the treeline, or in shrubby substratum of Eucalyptus pauciflora woodlands.
Intermediates between this subspecies and subspecies continentalis are sometimes found at the boundary of Eucalyptus pauciflora woodland and E. delegatensis forest. However, these can generally be assigned to a subspecies on the basis of leaf shape and conflorescence structure.
Also see note under O. phlogopappa subsp. serrata and subsp. insularis.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|