Leucochrysum molle (A.Cunn. ex DC.) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 8: 445 (1992) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Annual herb to c. 30 cm tall. Leaves linear or oblanceolate, 2–7 cm long, 2–6 mm wide, grey-cottony. Capitula 2–3 cm diam., hemispherical, bracts reflexed in fruit. Outer involucral bracts sessile, broadly ovate, hyaline to pale brown; intermediate bracts with glandular-hairy claws, laminae triangular, ovate or subcircular, 3–10 mm long, yellow, base cottony; inner bracts with a much shorter lamina and a scariously-winged claw. Cypselas c. obovoid, c. 3 mm long, obscurely angled, brown, often warty; pappus bristles 10–20.

HSF, MuF, MuM, VRiv. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Apparently confined to Mildura and Swan Hill (both pre-1900 collections), and Serpentine near Inglewood (1959), but possibly more widespread on the northern plains, some non-vouchered records possibly having been referred to the very similar L. albicans subsp. albicans var. albicans. The 2 taxa are difficult to circumscribe (Wilson 1960).

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Leucochrysum. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Leucochrysum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leucochrysum molle in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucochrysum molle in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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