Xerochrysum palustre (Flann) R.J.Bayer

Swamp Everlasting

Kew Bull. 56: 1014 (2001) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Perennial rhizomatous herb, 30–100 cm high; stems simple (rarely 1–few-branched), erect, with arachnoid hairs confined to upper 5–15 cm, other-wise glabrescent. Leaves lanceolate-elliptic, 3–10 cm long, 3–8 mm wide, glabrescent but margins with arachnoid hairs; apex acute. Capitula solitary, terminal, 2.5–5.0 cm diam.; involucral bracts elliptic, 1–2.5 cm long, golden-yellow, smooth, apex acute; florets yellow, female florets few in a discontinuous outer series, sometimes apparently absent. Cypselas c. 3 mm long; pappus yellow, 5–8 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Mar.

CVU, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, GGr, MonT, OtP, SnM, Strz, VVP, WaP. Also Tas. Occurs in lowland swamps, usually on black cracking clay soils, scattered from near the South Australian border north-west of Portland to Bairnsdale district, but rare due to habitat depletion.

Source: Flann, C. (1999). Bracteantha. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Bracteantha palustris Flann).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-11-26
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Xerochrysum
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Xerochrysum palustre in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Xerochrysum palustre in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales