Allittia cardiocarpa (F.Muell. ex Benth.) P.S.Short

Swamp Daisy

Muelleria 20: 55 (2004) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted herb to 45 cm high, remants of previous season's leaves retained at base, mainly glabrous. Leaves mainly radical, linear, usually entire, 4–30 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, very rarely with several small linear lobes. Scapes with some linear leaves, capitula usually above tips of uppermost leaves; bracts 25–40, 2–3-seriate, unequal, glabrous; ligules 10–15 mm long, white or mauve. Cypselas obovate, 2.4–3.4 mm long, 1.8–2.3 mm wide, brown, smooth, glabrous, concolorous or discolorous with the wing-like margins paler the the body; wing-like margins thin, entire; pappus 0.1–0.4 mm long, bristles joined at base, not exceeding the apical notch of the cypsela. Flowers mostly Jun.–Feb.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, OtP, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WPro, Wim. Occurs in swampy situations throughout southern Victoria.

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 (as Brachyscome cardiocarpa F.Muell. ex Benth.).
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Allittia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Allittia cardiocarpa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Allittia cardiocarpa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native

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South Australia
New South Wales