Argyrotegium nitidulum (Hook.f.) J.M.Ward & Breitw.

Shining Cudweed

New Zealand J. Bot. 41: 609 (2003) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Euchiton. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Euchiton nitidulus (Hook.f.) Anderb.).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-18
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Argyrotegium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Argyrotegium nitidulum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Argyrotegium nitidulum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales