Eriochlamys squamata N.G.Walsh

Muelleria 25: 109 (2007) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Annual, 4–10(–16) cm high; stems branched below, woolly to glabrescent. Leaves linear, mostly 1.5–4(–7) mm long and 0.3–0.6  mm wide, erect, subacute to obtuse, base subamplexicaul, margins revolute, more or less glabrous. Capitula campanulate, 2–3.5 mm diam., solitary or in groups of up to 5, but remaining discrete; outer involucral bracts c. rhombic or narrowly ovate, 1.3–2.2 mm long, green with a scarious tip, shortly woolly, inner ones broad-ovate, green with scarious margins, apex entire, more or less glabrous. Florets 20–40; corolla c. 2 mm long, slightly exceeding involucre, densely woolly at base. Cypselas 0.5–0.6 mm long, brown. Flowers mainly Oct.–Feb.

MuF, MuM, NIS, VRiv, Wim. Also NSW. Scattered across northern and north-western Victoria from Echuca to near the South Australian border and as far south as Dimboola, usually in woodland on heavier clay soils.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2015-12-31
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-09
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Eriochlamys
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eriochlamys squamata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eriochlamys squamata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales