Folia Geobot. Phytotax. 9: 271 (1974) APNI
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.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|