Angianthus preissianus (Steetz) Benth.

Salt Angianthus

Fl. Austral. 3: 566 (1867) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate to erect, subglabrous to cobwebbed annual, 5–16 cm long, simple or branched. Leaves narrowly elliptic or c. linear, sometimes c. succulent and subterete, 5–12 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, mucronate. Compound heads broadly to depressed-ovoid, 4–10 mm long, 4–11 mm diam., with 5–100 capitula; bracts subtending compound heads forming a conspicuous involucre about as long as the head. Capitulum-subtending bracts 1(–2), hyaline; capitular bracts 1.6–2.3 mm long, whitish, midrib hairy toward apex. Florets 2 per capitulum; corolla 3(–5)-lobed, tube 0.9–1.4 mm long. Cypselas c. obovoid, 0.5–0.8 mm long, c. 0.3 mm diam., variably papillose, often with a fringe of glandular hairs at the apex; pappus absent. Flowers Sep.–Jan.

Brid, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuM, OtP, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also WA, SA, Tas. Locally common in both inland and coastal samphire communities.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Angianthus. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-09
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Angianthus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Angianthus preissianus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Angianthus preissianus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray 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
Warrnambool Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia