Asteridea athrixioides (Sond. & F.Muell.) Kroner

Wirewort

Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 16: 140 (1980) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Ascending to erect annual to c. 20 cm high; branches with scattered cottony hairs and scale-like hairs. Leaves linear or oblanceolate, 8–40 mm long, 0.5–2 mm wide, with eglandular cottony hairs and glandular hairs, margins recurved. Capitula solitary, hemispherical, 7–12 mm long, 5–15 mm diam., on c. 5–15 cm long, naked, red-brown, wiry peduncles far exceeding the leaves; bracts variably glandular-hairy; outer bracts herbaceous, linear, margins plumose, inner bracts with mainly narrow, entire, hyaline margins but margins plumose toward apex. Outer florets few (possibly absent in some heads), filiform, yellow; inner florets bisexual, numerous, yellow. Cypselas ellipsoid, c. 1 mm long, c. 0.3 mm diam.; pappus bristles 3 or 4, plumose in upper part. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

LoM, MuM. Also WA, SA. Occasional in the far north-west of the State, in mallee communities and Callitris woodlands.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Asteridea. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-09
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Asteridea
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Asteridea athrixioides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Asteridea athrixioides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native

State distribution

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State
Western Australia
South Australia
Victoria