Telopea 5: 49 (1992) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Herb with a single flowering scape 15–60 cm high; roots thick, tomentose. Leaves mainly basal, spathulate, 2–16 cm long, 2–25 mm wide, acute to broad-acuminate, attenuate at the base, with one main vein and a few obscure lateral veins, sparsely covered with multiseptate hairs or glabrous. Inflorescence yellow to orange-brown, spherical to hemispherical, 1.5–3 cm wide, with c. 40–90 capitula; scape straw- to red-brown, variously glandular to sparsely silky hairy. Capitula with 5–10 florets; bract subtending capitulum broadly triangular to ovate, margins and lobes membranous, stereome usually ovate, base hairy. Cypselas 0.5–1.5 mm long, 0.1–0.8 mm wide; pappus 2–5 mm long. Flowers summer.
GipP, HNF, HSF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. Locally common in alpine and subalpine grassland and open heathland throughout the state.
This species occasionally hybridizes with Craspedia crocata and Craspedia gracilis.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|