Sclerolaena muricata var. villosa (Benth.) Ulbr.

Nat. Pflanzenfam. 2nd edn, 16c: 533 (1934) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Branches shortly woolly, densely so when young. Leaves linear to narrowly elliptic, 4–15 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, densely silky-pubescent at least when young. Fruiting perianth shortly woolly. Fruits most of year.

Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, OtP, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Occasional on heavy soils prone to inundation, mostly along the Murray River and its floodplain down-stream from about its confluence with the Goulburn River, with isolated occurrences near e.g. Bendigo, Bacchus Marsh, Sunbury, Jeparit and Dimboola.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Chenopodiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Sclerolaena muricata var. villosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Sclerolaena muricata var. villosa 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
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native