Muelleria 19: 175 (2004) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect perennial to 60 cm high; stems ± glabrous or sparsely appressed-cottony basally. Leaves not dissected, ± entire or with remotely denticulate or dentate margins; lower surface purple; mid-stem leaves pseudopetiolate, attenuate at base, narrow-oblanceolate to linear, 4–10 cm long, to 15 mm wide, both surfaces scabridulous; upper leaves narrow-linear, sometimes auriculate, sparsely coarse-hairy or glabrous. Inflorescences corymbose, typically with 20–60 capitula; capitula non-radiate; involucre narrowly cylindric, 5.0–7.0 mm long, glabrous; bracts 7–13; bracteoles present; florets 12–25, bisexual and female. Cypselas narrow oblong-ellipsoid or slightly lageniform, 2.0–2.8 mm long, red-brown or dark brown, papillose-hairy in lines; pappus of slender hairs 4.5–6 mm long, deciduous. Flowers spring–summer
CVU, EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM. In Victoria grows in drier forest and woodland, mostly in east Gippsland between the Tambo and Snowy River with a few sporadic occurrences in central Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|