Brachyscome muelleroides G.L.R.Davis

Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 73: 194, figs 54, 64, 65, pl. 6, ma (1948) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Weakly erect, glabrous annual to 20 cm high. Leaves basal and cauline, usually linear, 1–7 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, entire or sometimes with several short, linear, irregularly placed lobes. Peduncles usually longer than the subtending leaf; bracts 8–10, 1-seriate, c. equal, obovate or elliptic, 2.3–2.8 mm long, 1.1–1.8 mm wide, with some glandular hairs confined to the margins; ligules 2–4.5 mm long, white. Cypselas 0.8–0.9 mm long, curved through their length, more or less uniformly brown, with scattered eglandular, and some glandular hairs; lateral faces with 2 ridges; marginal wings with entire margins, glabrous; pappus 0.1–0.2 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

MuF, VRiv. Also NSW. Extremely rare, in Victoria confined to floodplains of the Murray River and its tributaries, from Tocumwal east to the Ovens River.

As indicated by the specific epithet it seems to be closely related to a South Australian species, B. muelleri Sond.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Brachyscome
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Brachyscome muelleroides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Brachyscome muelleroides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native

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New South Wales