Trans. Proc. Victoria Inst. Adv. Sci. 39 (1855) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: extinct (x)
Erect annual to 0.5 m high; stems densely wooly. Leaves pseudopetiolate becoming sessile upwards, attenuate at base, 6–8 cm long, to 3 cm wide, densely woolly; mid-stem leaves narrow to very narrow-elliptic, entire or lobate; upper leaves linear. Inflorescence corymbose, with c. 20 capitula; capitula non-radiate; involucre cylindric, c. 6 mm long, woolly; bracts 12–14; bracteoles present; florets c. 40, all bisexual. Cypselas glabrous (according to protologue; not seen); pappus of slender hairs, c. 6 mm long, deciduous. Flowers summer
In Victoria known only from a single pre-1900 specimen collected at Lake Hindmarsh and possibly now extinct.
This is a distinctive species that is easily distinguished from other Victorian Senecio species by its dense woolliness on all vegetative parts. This species is only known from three collections all of which are over 150 years old.
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