Brachyscome obovata G.L.R.Davis

Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 74: 146, figs 4, 5 (1949) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Brachyscome. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-07-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Brachyscome
Higher taxa


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

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory