Vittadinia cuneata DC.

Prodr. 5: 281 (1836) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Short-lived perennial herb or subshrub, to c. 40 cm high, usually freely branched above base; stems and leaves variably pubescent with eglandular hairs and sessile or shortly stalked glands. Leaves oblanceolate to spathulate, 6–16 mm long, 2–7 mm wide, usually conduplicate, entire or with a pair (rarely 2 pairs) of small teeth above midway; apex obtuse, usually shortly recurved. Involucral bracts linear, the longest 6–8 mm long; ray florets blue to mauve, ligules 2.5–3.5 mm long. Cypsela narrowly cuneate or shortly tapered below the summit, 3–7 mm long, flattened, marginal ribs hardly thickened, surfaces evenly covered with scattered to rather dense, eglandular hairs that are often shortly and acutely bifid at the apices, glands present, usually denser near apex; pappus bristles barbellate, the longest 5–9 mm long.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, OtP, RobP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim.

4 varieties, 3 in Victoria.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Vittadinia. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Vittadinia cuneata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Vittadinia cuneata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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