Nuytsia 13: 609 (2001) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Annual to 30 cm high, single or much-branched, erect; stems minutely puberulous with glandular and septate hairs. Leaves linear, 1–2 cm long, 2–9 mm wide, acute, with scattered minute glandular hairs and short whitish septate hairs, margins recurved; scarious bracts extending 8 cm below capitula. Capitula broadly turbinate, 10–25 mm diam.; outer involucral bracts very narrowly triangular, acute, transparent, with reddish brown base; margins entire, hyaline, transparent; inner bracts lanceolate with green cartilaginous glandular base and narrow hyaline margins; florets yellow. Cypselas densely papillose, tapered abruptly to slender beak; beak 3–4 mm long, smooth; pappus white, bristles numerous, evenly barbellate, 3.5–5 mm. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
CVU, DunT, Gold, HSF, MuF, MuM, NIS, VRiv, VVP. Known from several collections made over 90 years ago throughout northern, central and western Victoria, but currently only known with certainty in Victoria from an open grassland community in Terrick Terrick National Park. Also occurs in woodland and riverine grassland in New South Wales.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|