Actinobole uliginosum (A.Gray) H.Eichler

Flannel Cudweed

Taxon 12: 295 (1963) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Branches 1–10 cm long, densely cottony. Leaves c. spathulate, oblanceolate or obovate, 3–13 mm long, 1.5–5 mm wide, tomentose. Inflorescences of 1 or 2–12 capitula in a cluster, c. obloid to transversely ellipsoid or broadly depressed to depressed-ovoid, c. 5–10 mm high, 6–18 mm diam.; general involucre of leaves and leaf-like bracts about as long as capitula. Capitular bracts 19–28, oblanceolate to obovate or obtrullate, sometimes elliptic or ovate, 3–5 mm long, the reflexed lamina of the middle and inner bracts opaque, yellow. Florets 30–60 per capitulum; corolla-tube 2–2.5 mm long. Cypselas c. obovoid, c. 0.8 mm long; pappus bristles yellowish. Flowers Aug.–Dec.

CVU, DunT, EGL, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. All mainland States. Very widespread in an array of shrublands, drier forests and woodlands in central and western Victoria.

An apparent occurrence in East Gippsland is suggested by a single 1912 collection in MEL. In the absence of corroborating reports this record is assumed to be the result of mislabelling.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Actinobole. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2020-07-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Actinobole
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Actinobole uliginosum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Actinobole uliginosum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

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Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales