Cassinia longifolia R.Br.

Shiny Cassinia

Trans. Linn. Soc. London 12: 127 (1817) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect aromatic shrub to c. 3 m high; branchlets with c. appressed cottony hairs, erect, gland-tipped hairs and sessile glands, viscid. Leaves spreading (young ones often gummed together), linear to narrow-lanceolate, 15–95 mm long, (1–)2–5(–9) mm wide, glabrous and viscid above, white- or grey-cottony and glandular beneath (midrib usually glabrescent), apex acute, margins flat to recurved; petiole 0.5–1 mm long. Inflorescences corymbose, 5–20 cm diam. Capitula 50–400, white, turbinate, 3.5–4.5 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide; involucral bracts 12–18, innermost with lamina deltoid, 1.5–2 mm long, erect, white, margin entire, incurved; receptacle bracts 3–4; florets 5–6. Cypsela cylindric, c. 1 mm long, sparsely papillose; pappus bristles 1.5–2.5 mm long, apex tapering Flowers Nov.–Feb.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Locally common in drier open-forests, often on rocky ground, and often forming near-pure stands following fire or other disturbance. .

Source: Puttock, C.F. (1999). Cassinia. 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
genus Cassinia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Cassinia longifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cassinia longifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
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
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory