Apalochlamys spectabilis (Labill.) J.H.Willis

Showy Cassinia

Muelleria 1: 160 (1967) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

Source: Puttock, C.F. (1999). Apalochlamys. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Apalochlamys
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Apalochlamys spectabilis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Apalochlamys spectabilis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales