Brachyscome tadgellii Tovey & P.Morris

Victorian Naturalist 38: 135, fig. 4 (1922) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Clumping herb. Leaves mainly in basal clusters, linear to linear-oblanceolate, 1.5–7.5 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, entire or with 1–7 linear lobes, glabrous or with some inconspicuous cottony eglandular hairs near leaf-bases, margins scarious, bases dilated. Peduncles 1 per tuft, 7–22 cm long, glabrous, with 1–7 entire or few-lobed, linear leaves; bracts 20–30, c. 1-seriate, c. equal, narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, 5.5–7.2 mm long, 1.4–2.2 mm wide, thin, mainly green but with narrow scarious margins and apex, apically obtuse and purplish, glabrous except for minute terminal glands on the margins; ligules c. 10 mm long, white. Cypselas widely obovate, 1.6–2.6 mm long, 1.4–2.2 mm wide, uniformly brown or body darker than wings; lateral faces each with 2 longitudinal ridges, eglandular and glandular hairs in a central line or ridge and sometimes scattered elsewhere; wing 0.5–0.7 mm wide, more or less entire, hairy; pappus c. 0.5–0.7 mm long, white, exceeding the apical notch. Flowers Dec.–Apr.

HNF, SnM, VAlp. Endemic to Victoria. An alpine species from the Dargo High Plains, Mt Hotham, Bogong High Plains and Cobberas. Records from the Snowy Range between Mt Wellington and Howitt are based on misdetermined records of B. barkerae.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Brachyscome. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2018-03-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Brachyscome
Higher taxa


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

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