in Cuvier, Dict. Sci. Nat. 26: 159 (1823) APNI
Shrubs to c. 1 m high and wide (or more), mostly densely branched and cushion-like. Leaves c. linear to narrowly elliptic or ovate, 1.5–14 mm long, c. 0.8–1.2 mm wide, white to grey-white tomentose, at least the uppermost ones usually strongly appressed. Compound heads 6–16 mm long, 7–15 mm diam. Capitula 30–110 per compound head; capitular bracts 9–13, obovate or elliptic, flat to conduplicate, sometimes the scarious margins absent, sparsely to densely hairy at or just below the apex, glandular hairs often present on midrib. Cypselas obconical, 1.2–1.8 mm long; pappus bristles 10–13. Flowers Nov.–Apr.
Brid, EGL, GipP, Glep, OtP, OtR, Strz, WaP, WPro. Also WA, SA, Tas. Confined to coastal dunes and rocky clifftops, sometimes forming a distinct plant zone near the foreshore.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|