Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria, new ser., 24: 261 (1912) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Shrub 20–30 cm high; stems glabrous; nodes prominent. Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, more or less narrowly elliptic, 6–37 mm long, 1–10 mm wide, concolorous or paler below, glabrous. Inflorescence terminal, a many-flowered head; receptacle well-developed; involucral bracts 9–11, sessile, narrowly ovate, narrower than subtending leaves, 6–15 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, glabrous outside, hairy inside, fringed at least toward base, cream at base, green above and sometimes purplish, persistent. Flowers bisexual, glabrous inside, white; floral tube c. 10–12 mm long, ovary-portion glabrous in basal half, with long antrorse hairs above, style-portion longer than ovary-portion, with medium-sized and minute hairs, circumscissile above ovary; sepals spreading, 3–5 mm long, glabrous inside; pedicel hairy; stamens shorter or longer than sepals; anthers opening laterally or somewhat laterally; style exserted. Fruit dry, enclosed. Flowers Oct.–Jan.
CVU, HNF, NIS, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW, ACT. Grows in the far north-east (Strathbogie Ranges to Walwa area), often on dry rocky slopes.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|