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