Euchiton limosus (D.G.Drury) Holub

Folia Geobot. Phytotax. 9: 271 (1974) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Tufted or stoloniferous perennial to c. 50 cm high. Stems often rather weak and branched. Leaves usually all cauline at flowering, usually narrow-oblong, oblanceolate or narrow-elliptic, rarely linear, 1.5–5(–8) cm long, (1–)2–10 mm wide, upper surface green, glabrous, lower surface white with appressed cottony hairs. Stem leaves c. 6–20, shortly auriculate. Inflorescence terminal, often smaller axillary clusters below, 5–15 mm diam., subtended by c. 3–8 leaves, the longest 1.5–5 cm long. Capitula 6–8, narrowly ovoid to cylindric at anthhesis; inner bracts elliptic, 3.2–4 mm long, obtuse to retuse, sometimes with a reddish-purple band below the straw-coloured at tip; bisexual florets 3(–4). Cypselas 0.6–0.8 mm long, glabrous (rarely sparsely and minutely puberulous). Flowers mostly Jan.–Apr.

EGL, EGU, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtR, Strz. In Victoria, mostly in east Gipplsland with scattered occurrences further west in the alps, west Gippsland and the Otways. In cool and warm-temperate rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest, often beside rivers and streams.

Eaisly confused with Euchiton involucratus, see key for differences.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2015-11-13
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2018-02-12
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Euchiton
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Euchiton limosus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Euchiton limosus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory