Blennospora drummondii A.Gray

Dwarf Beauty-heads

Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 3: 172 (1851) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Simple, erect or ascending-branched herbs 1–10 cm high, branches cottony. Leaves c. linear, subterete to terete, sometimes slightly succulent, 5–25 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, cottony, the upper often overtopping the inflorescence. Compound heads ellipsoid or ovoid or broadly so, 6–15 mm long, 4–13 mm diam., with 2–30 capitula; capitular bracts 8–10, obovate or elliptic or ovate to lanceolate, 1.7–4 mm long; florets 1–3 per capitulum; corolla-lobes purplish-black. Cypselas c. obovoid, 1.1–1.4 mm long, 0.8–1.1 mm diam.; pappus bristles 7 or 8, one-third to as long as corolla-tube. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

CVU, DunT, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, SA. Widespread in mallee woodlands of north-west Victoria, with isolated occurrences in box-ironbark forests of the central-north.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Blennospora. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Blennospora
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Blennospora drummondii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Blennospora drummondii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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Western Australia
South Australia