Muelleria 7: 141 (1990) APNI
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.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|