Opera Bot. 104: 89 (1991) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect shrub to 2.5 m high; branchlets densely cottony, viscid. Leaves spreading to deflexed, linear, 10–28 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, c. glabrous but minutely scabrous above, densely cottony, often yellow-resinous beneath, apex acute, margins revolute; petioles 1–1.5 mm long. Inflorescences hemispherical, 1.5–4(–7) cm diam. Capitula 60–100(–200), dull-yellow, turbinate, 4–4.5 mm long, 1–2 mm wide; involucral bracts 14–16, innermost spathulate, with lamina elliptic, 1–2 mm long, suberect to spreading, flat to plicate, white, margin irregular; receptacle bracts absent or 1; female florets absent; hermaphrodite florets 4–8. Cypsela obloid, c. 1.2 mm long; pappus bristles c. 3 mm long; apex narrowly clavate. Flowers Nov.–Jan.
HSF, OtP, OtR, SnM, VAlp, WaP. Apparently endemic. Known from only 4 geographically and ecologically disjunct areas-moist foothill forests of the western Otway Range and East Warburton area, and subalpine woodlands or shrublands of Mt Wellington and the Nunniong Plateau.
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