Allittia uliginosa (G.L.R.Davis) P.S.Short

Muelleria 20: 57 (2004) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted herb to 35 cm high, remants of previous season's leaves retained at base, mainly glabrous. Leaves mainly radical, oblanceolate, entire, 2–11 cm long, (2–)4–14 mm wide, or more or less pinnatisect with 1–6 lobes. Scapes exceeding leaves, with some oblanceolate or linear leaves, reducing in length toward capitulum; bracts c. 25, c. 2-seriate, glabrous; ligules 10–14 mm long, white or bluish. Cypselas obovate, 1.5–2 mm long, 1.2–1.4 mm wide, brown, concolorous, smooth, glabrous; wing-like margins thin, entire or barely notched; pappus 0.2–0.4 mm long, scale-like bristles barely if at all joined at base, usually exceeding the often barely-formed apical notch of the cypsela. Flowers mostly Sep.–Nov.

CVU, DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, OtP, OtR, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Occurs in southern Victoria, extending west from the Dandenong Ranges to areas such as the Brisbane Ranges, Mt Langi Ghiran, the Grampians, and beyond. Often in inundated Eucalyptus woodland, swamps and wet heathland but also in seepage areas of rocky areas in drier forests and woodlands.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Brachyscome. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Brachyscome uliginosa G.L.R.Davis).
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Allittia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Allittia uliginosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Allittia uliginosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native

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South Australia