Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Densely tufted or mat-forming perennial herbs, more or less glabrous. Leaves alternate, crowded, narrow, entire; petiole sheath-like, often purple. Capitula small, obconical to hemispherical, few-flowered, solitary or a few together in corymbs, sessile or shortly pedunculate; peduncle often elongating in fruit; involucral bracts 1–3-seriate, equal or some outer ones shorter; receptacle c. flat. Florets tubular or campanulate, white, yellow, brown or purplish-red, often bi-coloured. Outer florets female, tubular, 1-seriate; corolla 3–5-lobed; style entire or shortly bilobed, glabrous. Inner florets bisexual or functionally male, tubular or campanulate; corolla usually 4-lobed; anthers caudate with an oblong appendage. Cypselas more or less straight, compressed or terete to 4-angled, minutely papillose or hairy, apex smooth, crowned, horned or awned, rarely beaked; pappus absent.

18 species, all from the Southern Hemisphere: South America, New Zealand, New Guinea and Australia.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. 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
Higher taxa
genus Abrotanella
Subordinate taxa