Craspedia maxgrayi J.Everett & Joy Thomps.

Telopea 5: 46 (1992) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Robust herb with 1 or 2 flowering scapes 30–50 cm high; roots thick, tomentose. Leaves basal and cauline, narrowly spathulate to oblanceolate, obtuse; basal leaves 10–15 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, with one conspicuous vein, surfaces silvery with appressed silky or cottony eglandular hairs. Inflorescence golden-yellow, c. spherical, 2.5–4 cm diam., with 70–120 capitula; scape pale, densely silky or cottony. Capitula with 9–11 florets; bract subtending capitulum broadly ovate, lower margins narrowly to broadly membranous, dark brown or colourless, upper margins and tip not or scarcely membranous, stereome ovate, minutely glandular, base with silky hairs. Cypselas 1–2 mm long; pappus 3–5 mm long. Flowers summer.

VAlp. Also NSW. Apparently restricted in Victoria to alpine grassland and herbfield on the Bogong High Plains and Mt Hotham areas, usually in drier sites.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2015-11-26
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-13
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Craspedia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Craspedia maxgrayi in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Craspedia maxgrayi in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

Distribution map
New South Wales