Pogonolepis muelleriana (Sond.) P.S.Short

Muelleria 4: 413 (1981) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Stems prostrate to ascending, to 15 cm long, mostly glabrous but often densely hairy beneath inflorescence. Leaves narrowly triangular to c. linear, 3–16 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, glabrous to conspicuously hairy, base dilated, margins often hyaline. Compound heads c. 2–5 mm diam.; bracts subtending compound heads 16–40, outer bracts leaf-like, grading into narrower, distally papillate inner bracts. Capitula 10–45 per compound head; capitular bracts c. elliptic or obovate, 1.9–3.3 mm long. Cypselas c. 1 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Dec.

DunT, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. In Victoria largely confined to mallee areas of the north-west, often occurring on the margins of saline depressions, but with scattered occurrences eastwards to the Whipstick Scrub near Bendigo.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Pogonolepis. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-06
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Pogonolepis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pogonolepis muelleriana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pogonolepis muelleriana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales