Chrysanthemoides monilifera (L.) Norl.

Stud. Calend. 1: 374 (1943) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Shrubs to c. 2 m high, young growth cobwebby. Leaves with lamina obovate to broadly obovate or elliptic to broadly elliptic, 2–6 cm long, 1–5.5 cm wide, entire or toothed, glabrous to cottony or woolly, somewhat leathery, midrib prominent. Capitula 3–12 per inflorescence; involucral bracts c. 3–5 mm long; ray florets 4–13 per capitulum, the yellow lamina 7–14 mm long. Fruit globose, c. 8 mm long, smooth, finally dark-purple or black.

*Brid, *CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *HSF, *LoM, *MonT, *MuM, *OtP, *OtR, *Strz, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *Wim.

Chrysanthemoides monilifera has been targeted for biological control, with beetles of the genus Chrysolina and a geometrid moth having been released. 6 subspecies, 2 naturalised in Australia.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Chrysanthemoides. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-12-12
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Chrysanthemoides monilifera in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Chrysanthemoides monilifera in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Bridgewater present introduced
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present introduced
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present introduced
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Otway Ranges present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present introduced
Monaro Tablelands present introduced

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory