Coronidium adenophorum (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 18: 325 (2008) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Erect annual or biennial to c. 50 cm high; stems usually unbranched below, scabrous with short septate and sessile glandular hairs. Leaves sessile, erect, c. linear, to 6 cm long, 1–6 mm wide, apex acuminate, base stem-clasping; surfaces glandular-hairy, scabrous above; margins recurved. Capitula solitary, hemispherical, to 4.5 cm diam., closely subtended by several leafy linear bracts; involucre 7–9-seriate; outer bracts white or pink in bud or towards the apex; intermediate bracts narrow-elliptic, 14–20 mm long, short-clawed, opaque, white, often tinged pink in bud. Florets all bisexual. Cypselas c. 1.5 mm long, 4-angled, glabrous, pitted, brown; pappus bristles 20–25, slightly connate, 4–6 mm long, white. Flowers Oct.–Mar.

GGr, LoM, MuM. Also SA. Known in Victoria from dune mallee of the Big Desert south of Murrayville, and in heathy woodland on Mt Abrupt in the Grampians. Rare, but sometimes locally abundant for a season or two following fire.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Helichrysum adenophorum var. adenophorum).
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2019-05-20
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Coronidium
Higher taxa


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

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South Australia
New South Wales