Actinotus bellidioides (Hook.f.) Benth.

Tiny Flannel-flower

Fl. Austral. 3: 369 (1867) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: extinct (x)

Small perennial herb, tufted when rootstock branched. Leaves rosetted, spreading, lamina spathulate to orbicular, 0.3–1.0 cm long, crenulate or shallowly 3-lobed, thick, villous, or occasionally almost glabrous on upper surface, apex obtuse; petiole shorter than lamina, attenuate. Scape erect, to 3 cm high in fruit, often villous; inflorescence terminal; involucral bracts 6–10, spreading, joined at base to form cup c. 6 mm diam. Flowers usually 6–10 per umbel, inner ones bisexual, outer ones male or sterile; sepals c. 0.5 mm long; petals sometimes present. Fruit obovoid, flattened, 4- or 5-angled, 0.2 mm long; sepals not persisting in fruit. Flowers Jan.

Also Tas. In Victoria known by a single collection (1941) from the western part of the Baw Baw Plateau, where growing on the margin of Sphagnum bogs.

Source: Jobson, P.K. (1999). Actinotus. 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 Apiales
family Apiaceae
genus Actinotus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Actinotus bellidioides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Actinotus bellidioides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
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Victorian Alps extinct native

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