Nuytsia 8: 458 (1992) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Tufted, rhizomatous perennial, branched only at base, to c. 35 cm high; branches silvery from matted cottony hairs. Leaves c. oblanceolate to lanceolate, 1–4 cm long, 1–6 mm wide, commonly acute, upper surface green, glabrous or sparsely cottony, lower surface with dense whitish hairs, margins sometimes undulate. Capitula solitary, broadly-campanulate to hemispherical, to c. 3.5 cm diam.; outer bracts papery, yellow-brown, intermediate bracts with a white or reddish or purplish lamina, inner bracts with short claws and a white, opaque lamina, 10–18 mm long; outer florets female, inner florets bisexual. Flowers Nov.–Jan.
GipP, Glep, Strz, WPro. Also Tas. Disjunctly distributed, in near-coastal heathlands of the south-west (Portland-Digby areas) and in South Gippsland (Cape Liptrap to Yarram).
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