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