Craspedia canens J.Everett & Doust

Telopea 5: 37 (1992) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Herb with 1(–5) flowering scapes 15–65 cm high; roots thick, tomentose. Leaves mainly basal, narrowly ovate, acute to broadly acuminate, attenuate at base; 6–25 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, midrib and sometimes 2 lateral veins evident, indumentum of long white hairs, sometimes also with minute glandular hairs, dense on both surfaces or sometimes on upper surface confined to main veins and margins. Inflorescence yellow, globose to hemispherical, 1.3–2.5 cm diam., with c. 100 capitula; scape green to purplish, minutely glandular and often woolly with long fine hairs. Capitula with 5–9 florets; bract subtending capitulum ovate, entire, margins broad, membranous, brown, often laciniate near base, stereome narrowly ovate to deltoid, base densely woolly. Cypselas 1–1.5 mm long; pappus 2.5–4 mm long. Flowers spring.

EGL, GipP, HNF, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also Qld, NSW. Known in Victoria only from grassland (often bordering swamps) at low altitude between c. Cranbourne and Traralgon.

Source: Everett, J. (1999). Craspedia. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-13
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Craspedia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Craspedia canens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Craspedia canens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory