Xerochrysum subundulatum (Sch.Bip.) R.J.Bayer

Alpine Everlasting

Kew Bull. 56: 1015 (2001) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial rhizomatous herb, 5–45 cm high; stems simple, erect, with conspicuous whitish arachnoid hairs throughout. Leaves crowded at base and cauline, elliptic-oblanceolate, 2.5–7 cm long, 3–22 mm wide, with scattered arachnoid hairs; apex acute to acuminate, sometimes mucronate. Capitula solitary, terminal, 2–5 cm diam.; involucral bracts elliptic, 0.5–2 cm long, yellow to gold (outer often brown), minutely scabrous on abaxial surface, apex acute to acuminate, outer bracts reflexed at maturity; florets yellow, female florets in a single outer series. Cypselas c. 2 mm long; pappus yellow, 5–9 mm long. Flowers Jan.–Mar.

EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Moderately common in moist alpine herbfields and grasslands, sometimes forming extensive colonies.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-02-18
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-03-06
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Xerochrysum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Xerochrysum subundulatum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Xerochrysum subundulatum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory