Brachyscome walshii P.S.Short

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 28: 148, 149 (2014) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Leaves mainly in basal clusters, linear-oblanceolate, 1.5–6.5 cm long, 5–9 mm wide, pinnately 5–11-lobed, lobes entire, hairs sparse to dense (in young leaves), mostly glandular, margins scarious, bases dilated. Peduncles 1 per tuft, c. 15–20 cm long, beset with glandular hairs and sometimes scattered eglandular hairs, with 1 or 2 linear, entire leaves. Bracts c. 15–20, c. 1-seriate, c. equal, narrowly elliptic, 6.5–7 mm long, 1.5–1.8 mm wide, thinly herbaceous, with broad scarious margins and apices, scarious parts and sometimes the entire bract may be purplish, glabrous or with glandular hairs; ligules white. Cypselas obovate, 2.3–2.7 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, uniformly brown, lateral faces each with 2 longitudinal ridges, tubercles in a complete or incomplete broad central line, eglandular hairs and glandular hairs sometimes present; wing 0.1–0.2 mm wide, c. entire to distinctly toothed, glandular and eglandular hairs present; pappus c. 0.1–0.3 mm long, in a short corona extending beyond a barely formed apical notch. Flowers c. Dec.–Jan.

VAlp. Apparently endemic to Victoria where known only from three collections in the Mt Howitt area (Crosscut Saw, Snowy Range, Mt Clear). Grows in alpine grassland and in open heath at margins of wetland soaks on soils developed from sedimentary rock substrate.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2015-11-05
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2018-12-11
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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 walshii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Brachyscome walshii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Alps present native