Craspedia sp. 1

sensu Fl. Victoria 4:762 (1999) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

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.

Source: Everett, J. (1999). Craspedia. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Craspedia
Higher taxa
species Craspedia sp. 1


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Craspedia sp. 1 in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Craspedia sp. 1 in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Alps present native