Coronidium waddelliae (J.H.Willis) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 18: 325 (2008) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Helichrysum adenophorum var. waddelliae J.H.Willis).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-05-20
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Coronidium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Coronidium waddelliae in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Coronidium waddelliae in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory