Brachyscome trachycarpa F.Muell.

Inland Daisy

Linnaea 25: 399 (1853) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

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: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-13
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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 trachycarpa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Brachyscome trachycarpa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Robinvale Plains present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales