Craspedia haplorrhiza J.Everett & Doust

Telopea 5: 37 (1992) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Annual or perennial with 1-many flowering scapes 7–15 cm high; taproot simple, slender. Leaves basally rosetted and cauline, spathulate to oblanceolate, 1–8 cm long, 2–12 mm wide, obtuse to broad-acute, pale green, with glandular hairs and multiseptate hairs and with sparse fine woolly hairs on the margins. Inflorescence golden-yellow, spherical, 7–28 mm diam., with c. 30–60 capitula; scape straw-coloured to reddish, glandular with translucent globules and a few multiseptate hairs. Capitula prominently pedunculate, with 6–11 florets; bract subtending capitulum ovate, cordate to almost circular, decurrent on the peduncle, margins hyaline, stereome small, ovate to triangular, glandular, base finely and sparsely woolly at the base. Cypselas 1.5–2 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide; pappus 2–3 mm long Flowers spring and early summer.

LoM, MuM, MSB, RobP. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Usually on heavy soils or loamy sands, particularly on floodplains and seasonally wet depressions.

Source: Everett, J. (1999). Craspedia. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-13
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Craspedia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Craspedia haplorrhiza in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Craspedia haplorrhiza in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales