J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 6: 46 (1982) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Shrubs decumbent to ascending, 6–50 cm high. Leaves obovate, 10–30 mm long, 6–10 mm wide, c. leathery. Capitula subglobose to globose, 6–7.5 mm long, 6.5–7.5 mm diam.; involucral bracts with opaque lamina 4–6 mm long, 3–5 mm wide. Flowers c. Nov.–Jan.
Brid. Also SA. Confined to the coast in the vicinity of Cape Bridgewater and Portland.
Some specimens from the Portland region and the mouth of the Hopkins River (near Warrnambool) are somewhat intermediate between the 2 subspecies. It may be that the subspecies in Victoria represent extremes of a cline extending from the coast to inland areas, and their treatment as distinct entities is unwarranted. Subsp. achillaeoides is endemic in South Australia.
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