Angianthus brachypappus F.Muell.

Spreading Angianthus

Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 44 (1855)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Decumbent to erect, cobwebbed annual to c. 14 cm high, simple or branched. Leaves oblanceolate, narrowly elliptic or c. linear, 10–32 mm long, 1–5 mm wide. Compound heads ovoid or ellipsoid, often narrowly so, 10–39 mm long, 5–8 mm diam., with 100–300 capitula; bracts subtending compound heads inconspicuous or to c. one-quarter the length of the head. Capitulum-subtending bracts 1(–3), hyaline; capitular bracts 2.1–3.2 mm long, midrib hairy towards apex. Florets 2 per capitulum; corolla 5-lobed, tube 1.3–2.2 mm long. Cypselas obovoid, 0.5–0.8 mm long, c. 0.3 mm diam., papillose; pappus cup-shaped, variably jagged, often with 1 or 2 bristles half to two-thirds the length of the corolla. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Rare in Victoria and confined to the north-west, often on edges of saline depressions.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Angianthus. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-09
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Angianthus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Angianthus brachypappus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Angianthus brachypappus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
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