Abrotanella nivigena (F.Muell.) F.Muell.


Pl. Victoria 1: t. 40 (1865) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Prostrate, rhizomatous herb. Leaves linear, 7–15 mm long, 1–1.5(–2) mm wide, fleshy, obtuse, margins hairy at base, somewhat recurved. Capitulum solitary, subsessile in flower; peduncle elongating to c. 2 cm in fruit; involucral bracts oblong, 3–3.5 mm long, obtuse or truncate, margins scarious. Florets not strongly dimorphic, corollas 3- or 4-lobed, white or white with purple lobes; outer florets 7–17, 1.6–1.9 mm long; inner florets 4–12, male, 2–2.8 mm long. Outer cypselas obovoid, c. 2 mm long, 3- or 4-angled, distinctly ribbed, minutely papillose, apex inconspicuously rimmed, brown, often with a red-brown tip. Inner cypselas infertile, smaller, often compressed. Flowers Dec.–Jan.

VAlp. Also NSW. New Guinea. Confined to the higher parts of the alps in the vicinity of Mts Bogong and Nelse, where rare in moist herbfield and bogs.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. 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 Abrotanella
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Abrotanella nivigena in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Abrotanella nivigena in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales