Fragm. 5: 148 (1866) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: endangered (EN); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Tufted, simple or few-branched, erect herb to c. 30 cm high; stems glabrous but sometimes cottony at very base. Leaves c. linear, mostly 1–4 cm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide, apex rounded, base broad, margins revolute, glabrous. Capitula in corymbose clusters, c. hemispherical, 8–20 mm diam.; involucre 5–8-seriate, 6–12 mm long; bracts herbaceous, margins entire, minutely toothed or lacerate but not ciliate, greenish, dull, more or less sessile. Florets bisexual, numerous, yellow; corolla 5-lobed, longer than involucre. Cypselas c. 1.5 mm long, papillose, dark brown; pappus scales 10–15, fimbriate to plumose, 2–3 mm long, whitish. Flowers mostly late spring and summer.
CVU, DunT, GipP, Gold, VVP. In Victoria confined to basaltic grasslands between Rokewood and Melbourne where endangered due to loss of habitat (formerly occurring as far west as Casterton, and on the Gippsland Plain near Newry).
The epithet is often spelt as 'leptorrhynchoides' and indeed was originally published with that spelling, but as the intention of the original author was to note its resemblance to the genus Leptorhynchos, correct spelling should follow that of the genus.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|