Angianthus tomentosus J.C.Wendl.

Hairy Angianthus

Coll. Pl. 2: 31, t. 48 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect or ascending, cobwebbed to tomentose annual to c. 45 cm high, simple or branched. Leaves oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 5–50 mm long, 1–5 mm wide, grey-green. Compound heads ellipsoid to narrow-ovoid, 7–50 mm long, 4–11 mm diam. with 150–1000 capitula; bracts subtending compound heads inconspicuous. Capitulum-subtending bracts 1(–4), hyaline; capitular bracts 1.8–3 mm long, the midrib glabrous or with glandular hairs. Florets 2 per capitulum; corolla 5-lobed, tube 1.2–2.2 mm long. Cypselas obconical, 0.5–0.8 mm long, c. 0.3 mm diam., papillose; pappus of 2 or 3 jagged scales, 0.25–0.8 mm long, each terminating in 1 or 2 terminally subplumose bristles extending to c. the length of the corolla-tube. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

LoM, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Localised in the far north-west, but sometimes locally common, mainly in mallee eucalypt communities.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Angianthus. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-09
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Angianthus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Angianthus tomentosus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Angianthus tomentosus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales