Linnaea 25: 399 (1853) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Rather stiff, erect, subshrubby perennial, 20–45 cm high; branches somewhat ribbed, glabrous or with scattered glandular hairs. Leaves cauline, rigid, linear, 0.3–2.2 cm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, submucronate, glabrous or with glandular hairs, entire or shortly 1–4-lobed. Bracts 12–20, 1-seriate, c. equal, elliptic, 2.4–3.2 mm long, 0.5–0.8 mm wide, mainly green but with scarious, often purplish margins, glandular hairy; ligules c. 3–5 mm long, white or mauve. Cypselas obovate, 1.5–1.7 mm long, 0.6–0.7 mm wide, unwinged, brown, body tuberculate, with tubercles tipped by short curved or slightly curled hairs; margins smooth, glabrous or with scattered hairs; pappus c. 0.1 mm long. Flowers c. Sep.
MuM, RobP, VVP. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Known in Victoria only from the vicinity of the Raak Plain west of Nowingi (1988) and near Boundary Bend (1998), but purportedly collected from the Portland district in 1955 where it has not been collected since.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|New South Wales|