Australian Systematic Botany 17: 510 (2004) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect aromatic subshrub (0.3–)0.5–0.7(–1.0) m high; branchlets with dense spreading aculeate hairs or sparse cottony hairs in axils and young growth, viscid. Leaves spreading, sessile, terete, 5–18(–30) mm long, 0.7–1 mm wide, glabrous or with sparse minute conical hairs above, dense white cottony hairs beneath except for midrib, apex reflexed at 45–90˚ with a short mucro, margins revolute to midrib. Inflorescences corymbose, 1–8 cm diam. Capitula (20–)70–200, white with greenish base, 5-angled, conical, 2.5–2.8(–3.0) mm long, c. 1.5–3 mm wide. Involucral bracts 15–25, 5-ranked, innermost with lamina deltoid, c. 1.0 mm long, erect, white to greenish; margin entire, incurved. Receptacle bracts 1 or 2. Florets 5 or 6 (rarely 7). Cypsela oblong to obconical, (0.8–)0.9–1.1 mm long, glabrous or with sparse subsessile globular hairs (mainly towards apex); pappus bristles 1.5–2.0 mm long. Flowers Jan. –Mar.
CVU, Gold, VRiv, Wim. A subshrub of the understorey of Eucalyptus behriana mallee and E. tricarpa woodland on sandy-clay soils mostly in the Whipstick and Kamarooka Forests. Also from near Rushworth where it occurs in E. tricarpa woodland.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|