Argentipallium dealbatum (Labill.) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 8: 458 (1992) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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).

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Argentipallium. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Argentipallium dealbatum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Argentipallium dealbatum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

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