Muelleria 1: 31 (1956) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Low, often straggling greyish shrub to 40(–80) cm high; branchlets densely covered by stellate hairs. Leaves alternate, subsessile, obovate, 8–30 mm long, 5–13 mm wide, green or grey-green above with mid-dense stellate hairs, grey-white and densely stellate-tomentose below; margin flat to or recurved, shallowly crenate to dentate toward the obtuse apex, or entire. Capitula 25–50 mm diam., solitary to few terminating branches, peduncles mostly 3–10 cm long; involucre c. hemispherical, 9–12 mm long; bracts 3–5-seriate, subequal, densely stellate-tomentose. Ray florets 30–80, mauve to pink, ligules 8–15 mm long; disc florets c. 40–100, yellow. Cypsela narrow-obovoid, 2.5–4 mm long, 6-ribbed, glabrous; pappus bristles pale, 5–7 mm long. Flowers Jan.–Mar.
GipP, HNF, VAlp. Endemic in Victoria. Confined to heathland, grassland and Eucalyptus pauciflora woodland on the Bogong High Plains and nearby peaks (e.g. Mts Hotham, Loch and Feathertop), but there locally common.
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