Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (DC.) N.G.Walsh

Muelleria 34: 13 (2015)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Leaves linear to filiform or oblanceolate, 2–10 cm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide, cottony, with revolute margins. Outer involucral bracts usually brown to purple, inner bracts white. Flowers Nov.–Dec.

CVU, DunT, GGr, VAlp, VVP, WaP. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Very rare in Victoria, the only recent collections from volcanic grassland remnants in the Wickliffe, Willaura, Streatham, Inverleigh and Creswick districts. All other Victorian collections were made last century, from e.g. Mt Cole, the Grampians and the Port Fairy district.

Collections from the Victorian alps have been attributed to this subspecies, but they may be the result of hybridisation between Leucochrysum alpinum and Leucochrysum albicans subsp. albicans.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Leucochrysum. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Leucochrysum albicans var. tricolor (DC.) Paul G.Wilson).
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2017-03-09
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native