Sclerolaena stelligera (F.Muell.) S.W.L.Jacobs

Star Bluebush

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Weak, spreading shrub to c. 0.5 m high and wide, branches densely white-cottony. Leaves 3–10 mm long, cottony when young, becoming glabrous with age. Fruiting perianth 2–3 mm diam. (including spines), glabrous except shortly pubescent lobes. Fruits mostly spring.

LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Occasional in low-lying, seasonally inundated areas on heavy clay and loamy soils.

The species is treated by some authors as belonging to the monotypic genus Stelligera.

Created by: Val Stajsic, 2018-01-08
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-01-08
Distribution map


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Sclerolaena stelligera in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Sclerolaena stelligera in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native