Xerochrysum papillosum (Labill.) R.J.Bayer

Island Everlasting

Kew Bull. 56: 1015 (2001) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Annual or perennial taprooted herb, 10–80 cm high; stems simple or branched, erect, densely septate-papillose. Leaves linear to narrowly elliptic, 1–10 cm long, 1–5 mm wide, septate-papillose, sometimes also with arachnoid hairs, apex acute. Capitula terminal in panicle-like or corymbose inflorescence, or solitary, 1.5–4.0 cm diam.; outer involucral bracts obtuse, inner bracts elliptic, 0.5–1.8 cm long, white, smooth, apex mucronate; florets yellow, female florets in a single outer series. Cypselas c. 3 mm long; pappus white, 7–9 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Feb.

WPro. Also Tas. (including Bass Strait islands). Recorded from a few islands (e.g. Wattle, Glennie and Citadel Islands) around Wilsons Promontory, with a 1983 collection from the adjacent mainland.

Some plants in Tasmania have involucral bracts with pink tips, or rarely, wholly golden capitula.

Source: Flann, C. (1999). Bracteantha. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Bracteantha papillosa (Labill.) Anderb. & Haegi).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-05-31
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Xerochrysum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Xerochrysum papillosum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Xerochrysum papillosum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wilsons Promontory present native

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