Brachyscome petrophila G.L.R.Davis

Rock Daisy

Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 74: 147, figs 6, 7 (1949) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Weakly ascending to erect herb, to c. 50 cm high. Leaves cauline, 2–11 cm long, 4–35 mm wide, with 5–27 teeth or lobes, each terminating in a blunt mucro, all leaves green or with the undersurface purplish and with long glandular hairs mainly confined to the margins. Scapes manifestly exceeding leaves; bracts c. 25, 1-seriate, c. equal, lanceolate, 3–3.8 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, glabrous or with glandular hairs, mainly herbaceous but with narrow hyaline margins, with a prominent, often orange midrib; ligules 6.5–7.8 mm long, mauve. Cypselas obovoid, 1.6–2.3 mm long, 0.75–0.9 mm wide, uniformly brown, ridges on lateral faces not swollen, more or less smooth; lateral faces conspicuously tuberculate, glabrous except for scattered, curved hairs in immature cypselas; margins more or less smooth; pappus 0.15–0.5 mm long, bristles joined at base. Flowers mostly Aug.–Jan.

EGL, EGU, HNF, MonT, VAlp. Apparently endemic to East Gippsland where it commonly grows on cliffs and rocky slopes in forests and woodlands in the vicinity of Omeo, Buchan, Gelantipy and Wulgulmerang.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Brachyscome. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-07-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Brachyscome
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Brachyscome petrophila in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Brachyscome petrophila in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

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Australian Capital Territory