Brachyscome riparia G.L.R.Davis

Snowy River Daisy

Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 79: 206, figs 9-13 (1955) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Possibly stoloniferous, sprawling to weakly erect herb to c. 40 cm high. Leaves cauline, obovate, 0.5–7.5 cm long, 1–9 mm wide, mainly with 3–9 teeth but uppermost leaves entire, glabrous or with glandular hairs. Flowering branches extending well above the leaves, usually minutely glandular hairy, but becoming glabrous in fruit; bracts 15–25, c. 1-seriate, c. equal, more or less oblanceolate, 2.5–4.6 mm long, 0.6–1 mm wide, acute, glandular-hairy; ligules c. 10 mm long, white or mauve. Cypselas obovate or elliptic, 2.2–2.8 mm long, 1.4–1.7 mm wide, brown, somewhat discolorous with margins paler; lateral faces smooth; wing-like margins dissected, with straight to curved eglandular hairs; pappus of a few bristles c. 0.4–0.5 mm long, slightly shorter than to slightly exceeding apical notch. Flowers Nov.–Mar.

EGL, EGU, HSF, MonT, VAlp. Apparently endemic to eastern Victoria where it grows in rock crevices mostly along the banks of the Snowy, Genoa and Cann Rivers, but with disjunct occurrences at Moroka Gorge and Porters Creek further west. Brachyscome riparia could also be expected to occur in the extreme south-east of New South Wales.

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.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-07-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Brachyscome
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Brachyscome riparia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Brachyscome riparia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

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