Muelleria 1: 160 (1967) APNI
Erect subshrubby herb to c. 2 m high; branchlets densely white-cottony and glandular. Leaves obovate-oblanceolate, 6–16 cm long, 2–4.5 cm wide, upper surface with sparse to moderately dense erect glandular hairs, lower surface greyish, with cottony hairs and stalked and sessile glands, apex acuminate or acute. Inflorescences pyramidal, 15–40 cm long, 10–30 cm diam., erect or somewhat drooping. Capitula 200–500, pale brown, narrow-campanulate, 4–6 mm long, c. 2–3 mm wide; involucral bracts 16–22, innermost with lamina narrow-triangular, 2.5–3.5 mm long, hyaline; receptacle bracts 2 or 3; florets 4–16 (inner florets functionally male). Cypsela obloid, c. 0.8 mm long, sparsely papillose; pappus bristles 2.5–3 mm long, apex narrowly clavate Flowers Jan.–Mar.
EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HSF, OtP, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also SA, NSW, Tas. Scattered in coastal heaths and on sand-dunes along much of the Victorian coast, often on disturbed ground, occasionally inland at e.g. Grampians.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|