Victorian Naturalist 73: 96 (1956) APNI
Erect, twiggy shrub to c. 1 m high; branchlets densely white-cottony. Leaves alternate, sessile, ovate to broad-ovate, 0.5–2 mm long, 0.5–1.3 mm wide, upcurved, densely clustered, each cluster typically 1–2.5 mm diam.; upper surface grey-green, usually sparsely cottony-pubescent, often tuberculate near margin; lower surface densely white-cottony; margins revolute. Capitula sessile, solitary, terminating short lateral branchlets or leaf clusters, 7–12 mm diam.; involucre narrowly conical, 3–4.5 mm long; bracts 3–4-seriate, graduating, acute, glabrous in lower part, usually cottony and/or viscid toward apex, rarely glabrous throughout. Ray florets 4–7, white to mauve, ligules 3–5 mm long; disc florets 5–10, mauve or yellowish. Cypsela cylindric, 1–1.5 mm long, villous; pappus bristles whitish, c. 2.5 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Mar.
CVU, DunT, GipP, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, VVP, Wim. Also SA. Occurs in heathy mallee of the Big and Little Deserts and heathland and woodlands of the Grampians and adjacent areas, with a disjunct occurrence in the Brisbane Ranges.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|