Cymbonotus lawsonianus Gaudich.


in Freyc., Voy. Uranie 462, t. 86 (1829) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Leaves ovate to lanceolate, lamina mostly 4–10 cm long and 1–4.5 cm wide, margins irregularly toothed or shallowly lobed, upper surface green, glandular-pubescent, lower surface white-woolly; petiole-like base to 5 cm long. Capitula 8–15 mm diam.; peduncles to 4 cm long. Ligules 6–10 mm long. Cypselas oblong, c. 2.5 mm long, curved, gibbous, outer face finely pubescent, virtually smooth, inner face deeply excavated beneath a longitudinal aperture. Flowers throughout the year.

DunT, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, RobP, Strz, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also Qld, NSW, ACT. Scattered in woodland communities across northern Victoria from the 'Upper Murray' (precise locality unknown) to the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park and south to the Little Desert, with a few eastern collections from dryish areas south of the Great Dividing Range (e.g. Buchan, Heyfield, Omeo, upper Snowy River areas).

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.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2018-01-25
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Cymbonotus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Cymbonotus lawsonianus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cymbonotus lawsonianus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory