Leucochrysum albicans (A.Cunn.) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 8: 442 (1992) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial, cottony herbs to c. 50 cm high, woody at base. Leaves whitish-cottony or -woolly. Capitula 2–5 cm diam., hemispherical, bracts reflexed in fruit; outer involucral bracts sessile, oblong or ovate, usually brownish or purplish; intermediate bracts with glandular-hairy claws to 6 mm long, laminae 6–15 mm long, yellow or white, base cottony; inner bracts with a shorter lamina and a scariously-winged claw. Cypselas c. obovoid, 2–3 mm long, obscurely angled, brown, smooth to c. warty; pappus bristles 14–20.

CVU, DunT, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim.

A widespread species. Two subspecies are recognised, both in Victoria.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Leucochrysum. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2017-03-09
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leucochrysum albicans in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucochrysum albicans in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory