Minuria cunninghamii (DC.) Benth.

Bush Minuria

Fl. Austral. 3: 498 (1867) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Straggling to erect subshrub to c. 60 cm high; stems glabrous, but often with a tuft of cottony hairs in leaf-axils, usually minutely pubescent below capitula. Leaves linear, 5–30 mm long, 0.5–1(–2) mm wide, glabrous, entire, acute. Capitula solitary, terminating branches; involucral bracts narrow-lanceolate, 2–8 mm long, 0.5–0.8 mm wide, the smaller, outer ones sometimes sparsely pubescent, acute, margins narrowly membranous; ray florets white to mauve, ligules 4–7 mm long. Ray cypselas cylindric or flattened, 2.5–4 mm long, sparsely pubescent, pappus bristles 20–40, 6.5–9.5 mm long, smooth or minutely barbellate; disc cypselas linear, glabrous, pappus bristles dimorphic, the smaller 1–1.5 mm long, partly fused, the c. 10 longer ones 3.5–4.5 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Oct., Feb.–Apr.

LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. All mainland states. Mainly in the north-west, and rare (e.g. Raak Plain near Benetook, Hattah Lakes, Lake Tyrell), usually occurring on slightly to strongly saline ground in sand, clay or gypseous soils.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Minuria. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Minuria
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Minuria cunninghamii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Minuria cunninghamii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales