Nuytsia 18: 325 (2008) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect annual to c. 60 cm high; stems multistemmed, scabrous with short septate and sessile glandular hairs. Leaves sessile, erect, c. linear, to 5 cm long, 1–3(–4) mm wide, apex acuminate, base not stem-clasping; surfaces glandular-hairy, white-woolly below; margins slightly recurved. Capitula solitary, hemispherical, to 4.5 cm diam., closely subtended by several leafy linear bracts; involucre 7–9-seriate; outer bracts white or pink in bud or towards apex; intermediate bracts narrow-elliptic, 10–17 mm long, short-clawed, opaque, white, often tinged pink in bud. Florets all bisexual. Cypselas c. 2 mm long, 4-angled, glabrous, pitted, pale brown; pappus bristles 20–25, slightly connate, 4–6 mm long, white. Flowers Nov.–Mar.
EGL, HNF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. Confined in Victoria to high altitude parts of eastern ranges, but locally common in Snow Gum woodland and treeless communities, often in rather dry, rocky sites.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|