Hyalosperma glutinosum subsp. glutinosum

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect glabrous or sparsely cottony herb 10–15 cm high, simple or branched at basal and upper nodes. Leaves filiform, 5–40 mm long, obtuse to rounded. Capitula c. cup-shaped at anthesis, 15–27 mm diam. when fully expanded; involucral bracts multiseriate, outer bracts obtuse or rounded, brownish, margins woolly-ciliate, lacking laminae, inner bracts with prominent yellow laminae c. 3–5(–7) mm long; receptacle convex; florets numerous, bisexual except for few central functionally male ones, corolla 5-lobed. Cypselas broad-oblong, 1.5–2.5 mm long, densely and minutely papillose (but may appear smooth); pappus bristles c. 12, plumose in upper half, dilated and smooth toward base and variably united into a sheath. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, VRiv, Wim. Confined to the far north and north-west of the state, usually occurring on sandy to clay-loams rather than deep sands, often in or near Callitris or Casuarina woodlands, or in chenopod shrublands on alluvial flats.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Hyalosperma. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Hyalosperma
Higher taxa


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

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South Australia
New South Wales