Craspedia crocata J.Everett & Joy Thomps.

Telopea 5: 47 (1992) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

Source: Everett, J. (1999). Craspedia. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-13
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Craspedia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Craspedia crocata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Craspedia crocata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory