sensu Fl. Victoria 4:762 (1999) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Lanky, sparsely leaved herb with 1 or 2 flowering scapes 50–70 cm high; roots, thick, spreading, woolly. Basal leaves ascending, very broadly spathulate, the blade 60–100 mm long, 20–40 mm wide, tapered to a rather distinct, red-tinged petiole 30–70 mm long; surfaces slightly rough with sparse multiseptate hairs and often with sparse woolly hairs on the margins; secondary veins conspicuous. Inflorescence deep orange, globular 2–3 cm diam., with 40–70 capitula; scape often red tinged, sparsely woolly. Capitula with 8–10 florets; bract subtending capitulum broadly ovate, margins membranous, dark brown or colourless, stereome broadly ovate, minutely glandular, base woolly. Cypselas 1–2 mm long, 0.2–1.5 mm wide; pappus 3–5 mm long Flowers summer.
VAlp. Endemic in Victoria. Occasional in montane to subalpine woodland and forest of the Mt Matlock, Snowy Range, Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and Mt St Bernard areas.
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