Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 74: 146, figs 4, 5 (1949) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Tufted, more or less glabrous perennial to c. 30 cm high. Leaves mainly basal, linear or linear-oblanceolate, mostly 4–19 cm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, dilated basally. Peduncles 1–3 per tuft, usually glabrous but sometimes with scattered hairs, with 3–6 leaves less than 1 cm long; bracts 20–29, c. 1-seriate, equal, mainly obovate, 4.3–5.3 mm long, 1.1–2.7 mm wide, mainly green but with scarious, often purplish margins, glabrous or with a few hairs; ligules 11–12 mm long, white or tinged mauve. Cypselas obovate, 2–2.9 mm long, 1–1.6 mm wide, biconvex, glabrous, brown; pappus 0.1–0.3 mm long. Flowers Apr., Nov.–Feb.
EGL, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. Confined in Victoria to wet, peaty ground in the eastern alps and subalps, e.g. Dinner Plain, Delegate River fen, heathland at Lake Mountain, Sphagnum bogs on Mt Baw Baw.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|