Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Leaves normally conduplicate; indumentum of stems and leaves strigose, or sometimes stems with spreading hairs and leaves with strigose hairs. Flowers mostly Oct.–Mar.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. All states except NT. In Victoria widespread through drier forests, grassland and woodlands, mostly north of the Great Dividing Range, but also in rain-shadow areas of the east (e.g. Tubbut, Benambra, Swifts Creek, Heyfield) and near Melbourne (You Yangs, Bacchus Marsh).

Burbidge (1982) recognized 2 forms of this variety, f. cuneata and f. minor, the former comprising more robust plants with vegetative and floral measurements in the upper part of the range of the species, and hairier cypselas that are more abruptly tapered toward the apex. The distinction between the 2 forms is unclear when the entire range of Victorian specimens is examined, and (despite Burbidge's assertion that f. minor is predominantly eastern in distribution) not clearly geographically or ecologically related. See also notes under var. morrisii.

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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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Vittadinia
Higher taxa


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