Cassinia tegulata Orchard

Avenue Cassinia

Australian Systematic Botany 17: 519 APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: critically endangered (CR); Victoria: endangered (e)

Erect shrub 0.5–1.6 m high; branchlets lanate when young becoming glabrous with age, no resinous exudate. Leaves erect to semierect, sessile, narrowly linear to terete, (10–)15–35(–40) mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, sparsely pilose with loose cottony hairs above, glabrous or with cottony hairs beneath, apex rounded and recurved with a short reflexed mucro, margins revolute to the midrib. Inflorescences corymbose or hemispherical, 2–7 cm diam. Capitula 100–150(–300), white, obconical, 4.5–5.3(–6.0) mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide. Involucral bracts c. 25, 5-ranked, innermost with lamina deltoid, 1.2–2 mm long, white; lamina margin entire, flat or slightly incurved. Receptacle bracts 1–3. Florets 4 or 5. Cypsela columnar or narrowly obconical, (1.0–)1.3 mm long, glabrous; pappus 2.0–2.5 mm long. Flowers Feb.–Apr.

Wim. Also SA. In Victoria known only from a single population in remnant roadside vegetation and adjacent private land near Edenhope.

Previously included under Cassinia uncata (see note under C. complanata).

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2015-10-09
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-04-26
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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 tegulata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cassinia tegulata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native

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South Australia