Telopea 5: 47 (1992) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Herb with a single flowering scape 12–52 cm high; roots thick, tomentose. Leaves mainly basal, linear-spathulate to spathulate, 5–25 cm long, 2–12 mm wide, mostly long-attenuate at the base, with one main vein evident, surfaces green, with scattered glandular hairs with translucent globules or glabrous, lower surface sometimes with multiseptate hairs, margins with finely woolly or multiseptate hairs. Inflorescence orange, spherical to hemispherical, 1–2 cm diam., with 30–60 capitula; scape straw-coloured to crimson with multiseptate or fine woolly hairs. Capitula with 5–10 florets; bract subtending capitulum deltoid to ovate or cordate, margins and lobes membranous, dark brown, stereome ovate to triangular, base finely woolly. Cypselas 0.5–1.5 mm long, 0.2–0.75 mm wide; pappus 2–5 mm long. Flowers summer.
EGU, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. Usually occurring in moist grassland near or below the treeline, recorded only from Falls Creek area, but probably more widespread.
This species occasionally hybridizes with Craspedia aurantia.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|