Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 105 (1855)
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Slender, erect perennial (stems annual) to c. 1 m high, glabrous or with a few short hairs toward base, minutely glandular-pubescent below involucre; usually branched just below inflorescence. Leaves narrowly obovate, narrowly elliptic or oblong, 3–13 cm long, 3–12 mm wide, entire or the lowermost shallowly toothed, sometimes sparsely and minutely ciliate; margins often purplish. Inflorescence corymbose. Capitula c. hemispherical; involucral bracts linear, 3–6 mm long, minutely glandular-pubescent; ray florets 1–several-seriate, the outer with white ligules 1.5–3 mm long, more or less erect, shortly exceeding involucre. Cypselas flattened, obovate to oblong, c. 2 mm long, sparsely appressed-pubescent; pappus bristles c. uniform, 4.5–6.5 mm long. Flowers Jan.–Feb.
EGL, HNF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. Confined to rocky alpine sites in Victoria (e.g. Mt Howitt area, Mt Hotham, Bogong High Plains, Mt Cobberas no. 2) and rarely collected.
A specimen at MEL collected by Mueller in 1854 and labelled 'Snowy River (towards the mouth)' is almost certainly in error; 'towards the source' is a more likely locality.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|