Cassinia rugata N.G.Walsh

Muelleria 7: 141 (1990) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Spreading to erect shrub to c. 3 m high; branchlets with mixed dense cottony and bristly hairs, weakly viscid. Leaves spreading, oblong to narrow-elliptic, 8–25 mm long, 1.5–4.5 mm wide, scabrous or with scattered short, tubercle-based hairs above, densely cottony (except midrib) and glandular beneath, apex acute, mucronate and recurved, margins revolute but usually not obscuring lower surface; petioles c. 0.5 mm long. Inflorescences corymbose, 3–12 cm diam. Capitula 20–300, white, conical, 4–5 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide; involucral bracts 16–18, innermost with lamina deltoid, c. 1–2 mm long, erect or slightly reflexed, white, slightly transversely wrinkled, margin entire; receptacle bracts 1–3; florets 4–7. Cypsela cylindric, c. 1 mm long, sparsely papillose; pappus bristles 2–3 mm long, apex clavate. Flowers Feb.–Apr.

Glep, VVP. Also SA, Tas. In Victoria, confined to a few wet heathland and riparian woodland sites in the far west near Portland, on swamps and tributaries of the Fitzroy and Surrey Rivers.

Source: Puttock, C.F. (1999). Cassinia. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2020-03-11
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Cassinia
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Cassinia rugata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cassinia rugata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native

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South Australia