New Zealand J. Bot. 41: 609 (2003) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Mat-forming perennial 1–3 cm high, with thick, branching stems. Leaves sessile, crowded toward branch-tips, the dead remains persisting on older stems, oblong or narrowly obovate, 5–7 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, surfaces densely felted, silvery or new growth yellowish. Inflorescence a single capitulum, terminal on branches, sessile at anthesis, sometimes developing a slender peduncle to c. 3 cm long in fruit. Capitulum cylindric or narrowly cup-shaped; inner bracts c. oblong, 7–9 mm long, obtuse, hyaline to pale translucent brown in the upper half; bisexual florets 4–10. Cypselas 1.3–1.5 mm long, smooth and glabrous Flowers Dec.–Jan.
HNF, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. In Victoria extremely localised on the Bogong High Plains where occasional in damp, open grassland communities between Mt Cope and Mt Nelse. Also recorded from Shaws Creek in the Snowy Range.
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