Leucochrysum alpinum (F.Muell.) R.J.Dennis & N.G.Walsh

Muelleria 28: 133 (2010) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Perennial, cottony herbs to c. 50 cm high, woody at base. Leaves whitish-cottony or -woolly. Capitula 2–5 cm diam., hemispherical, bracts reflexed in fruit; outer involucral bracts sessile, oblong or ovate, usually brownish or purplish; intermediate bracts with glandular-hairy claws to 6 mm long, laminae 6–15 mm long, yellow or white, base cottony; inner bracts with a shorter lamina and a scariously-winged claw. Cypselas c. obovoid, 2–3 mm long, obscurely angled, brown, smooth to c. warty; pappus bristles 14–20. Flowers Dec.–Feb.

HNF, VAlp. Restricted to higher peaks of the Victorian alps (e.g. Mts Bogong, Nelse, Hotham, Howitt, The Bluff), usually occurring in low heathland on shallow soils.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Leucochrysum. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Leucochrysum albicans subsp. alpinum (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson).
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2017-03-09
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leucochrysum alpinum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucochrysum alpinum 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
Australian Capital Territory