Brachyscome scapigera (Spreng.) DC.

Tufted Daisy

Prodr. 7: 277 (1838) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted, virtually glabrous perennial, (4–)10–40 cm high, old leaf remnants retained at base of plant. Leaves mainly tufted at base, oblanceolate, 2.5–19 cm long, 0.4–1.2 cm wide, glabrous or rarely with some glandular hairs, bases dilated. Peduncles with 0–2 small bract-like leaves, glabrous or with a few glandular hairs; bracts 14–25, 1-seriate, equal, obovate, ovate or elliptic, 3.2–6.6 mm long, 1.7–3.5 mm wide; ligules 6.1–10.7 mm long, white or mauve. Cypselas obovate, 1.7–2.6 mm long, 0.9–1.3 mm wide, biconvex, lateral faces smooth, glabrous, brown or purplish-brown; pappus barely 0.1 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Mar.

CVU, EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also Qld, NSW, ACT. In Victoria mainly confined to alpine grasslands (where locally common) and wet, boggy heathlands in the east.

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 scapigera in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Brachyscome scapigera in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory