Prodr. 6: 371 (1838) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: extinct (EX); Victoria: extinct (x)
Slender, erect, possibly rhizomatous perennial to c. 60 cm high; at least young growth whitish from a covering of matted cobwebby hairs, older stems glabrescent. Leaves pseudopetiolate, not auriculate, narrowly oblanceolate to linear, 3–10 cm long, 2–5(–8) mm wide, entire or serrate; margins of at least the narrower upper leaves usually revolute; upper surface finally glabrous or sparsely cobwebbed, lower surface usually remaining whitish-cobwebbed. Inflorescence corymbose, 3–6 cm across in most specimens, with c. 15–30 capitula; capitula non-radiate; involucre cylindric or narrow-campanulate, 5–7 mm long, cobwebbed at base; bracts c. 12, recurved at apex at anthesis; bracteoles present; florets c. 30–40, all bisexual. Cypselas cylindric or truncated-fusiform, 2–2.5 mm long, brown, broadly ribbed, densely papillose-hairy in intervening grooves; pappus of slender hairs 5–7 mm long, deciduous. Flowers Dec.–Jan.
Also WA, SA, Tas. Known in Victoria by a few pre-1900 specimens from Lake Omeo near Benambra, and Macalister River, but apparently now extinct in this and other states.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||extinct||native|
|New South Wales|