Calotis scabiosifolia var. scabiosifolia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Basal leaves c. obovate to spathulate, mostly 1 cm wide or more (up to c. 4 cm), serrate, biserrate or pinnatifid, usually tapered rather abruptly; petiole subequal in length to leaf blade; ray florets usually white; cypsela faces glabrous to weakly pubescent in central region. Flowers mostly Sep.–Jan.

CVU, Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, OtP, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Formerly widespread in grassland and open woodlands on fertile plains in lower-rainfall areas west and north of Melbourne, but now rather rare through grazing and clearing for agriculture.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Calotis. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-02-09
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Calotis scabiosifolia var. scabiosifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Calotis scabiosifolia var. scabiosifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native

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South Australia
New South Wales