Trichanthodium baracchianum (Ewart & Jean White) P.S.Short

Muelleria 7: 222 (1990) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Annual herbs 1–10 cm high; branches glabrous to lanate. Leaves linear to narrowly oblong or elliptic, ovate, or lanceolate, 4.5–12 mm long, 0.5–2.2 mm wide, semi-succulent, with a short mucro, usually glabrous but sometimes sparsely lanate. Compound heads depressed-ovoid, 4–7 mm long, 5–11 mm diam., subtended by a general involucre usually c. half as long as head and inconspicuous in mature heads but sometimes outer leafy bracts about as long as head; general receptacle c. convex, glabrous. Capitula 8–50 per compound head; involucral bracts 4–7, outer bracts densely hairy at apex, inner ones sparsely hairy at apex; florets 1 per capitulum. Cypselas 1.3–1.5 mm long; pappus a jagged ring 0.3–0.4 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

MuM, Wim. Endemic in Victoria. A very rare species found only in the Antwerp-Jeparit area and near Mitre, typically occurring in samphire communities on the edge of saline flats.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Trichanthodium. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-05-30
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Trichanthodium baracchianum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Trichanthodium baracchianum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
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Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native

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