Sclerolaena ×caput-casuarii (J.H.Willis) A.J.Scott

Victorian Naturalist 73: 153 (1957) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Remarks:

A probable hybrid between Sclerolaena divaricata and Osteocarpum acropterum var. deminutum.

MuM.

Sclerolaena caput-casuarii  (syn. Bassia caput-casuarii J.H. Willis) is regarded as a probable hybrid between Sclerolaena divaricata and Osteocarpum acropterum var. deminutum. It was described from plants collected in the Benetook area (south-east of Mildura).

Hybrid plants are sterile, and typically solitary, growing in amongst large populations of one or more species of Sclerolaena.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-04-21
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-10-05
Distribution map

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Sclerolaena ×caput-casuarii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Sclerolaena ×caput-casuarii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native