Gnephosis drummondii (A.Gray) P.S.Short

Muelleria 6: 317 (1987) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Annual herbs to c. 6 cm high, simple or branched. Leaves oblanceolate, obovate, elliptic or narrowly elliptic, 2–11 mm long, 0.4–1 mm wide, apex sometimes hyaline, usually with a dense cover of scale-like hairs. Compound heads narrowly oblong, 5–25 mm long, 2–3.5 mm diam. Capitula 40–150 per compound head; capitulum-subtending bracts 1.6–2.3 mm long; capitular bracts 2, concave, upper margins ciliate; florets (1–)2(–4) per capitulum; corolla 3- or 4(–5)-lobed. Cypselas c. obovoid, 0.4–0.5 mm long; pappus absent. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

Glep, GGr, LoM, Wim. Also WA, SA. Occasional in mallee eucalypt communities, Yellow-box and Red-gum woodlands, and margins of halophytic shrublands, usually on sandy soils, occurring in and to the north and west of the Grampians.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Gnephosis. 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 Gnephosis
Higher taxa


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

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales