Millotia tenuifolia var. tenuifolia

Soft Millotia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Ascending to erect, simple or branched herb, to c. 15 cm high, with white, cottony hairs and stalked glandular hairs. Leaves linear or rarely oblanceolate, 5–25 mm long. Involucral bracts 5–20, uniseriate, free, narrowly elliptic, lanceolate or c. linear, 4–8 mm long, mainly herbaceous to mainly scarious (the scarious parts often purplish), with mixed stalked glandular and cottony hairs. Florets 5–65; corolla 3–5-lobed, mainly yellow, sometimes tinged purple; anthers 0.45–0.75 mm long. Cypselas gradually tapering to a beak, c. 3–6 mm long in all, smooth or papillate; beak c. straight, not dilated apically but obviously demarcated from corolla-tube; pappus bristles 17–30, barbellate, c. equal to or just exceeding corolla, rarely unequal with the longest c. two-thirds as long as corolla, or reduced to a ring of scales. Flowers Aug.–​Nov.

CVU, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Widespread throughout much of the State in heathland, woodland and sclerophyll forest, usually on snady or light loamy soils.

The name Millotia tenuifolia var. nudescens has been applied to specimens with a reduced pappus, but formal recognition of this entity seems unjustified.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Millotia. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-11
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Millotia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Millotia tenuifolia var. tenuifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Millotia tenuifolia var. tenuifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans 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
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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