Eriochlamys behrii Sond. & F.Muell. ex Sond.

Woolly Mantle

Linnaea 25: 488 (1853) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Annual, 4–10(–20) cm high; stems branched, woolly to glabrescent. Leaves linear, mostly 3–10 mm long and 0.5–1 mm wide, erect, acute to subacute, base subamplexicaul, margins revolute, woolly to glabrescent on both surfaces. Capitula in subglobose compound heads 4–10 mm diam., consisting of 2–5(–8) capitula, often obscured by copious, long, woolly hairs of bracts; outer, leaf-like bracts obovate, 3–5 mm long; involucral bracts 2–3 mm long, outer ones broad-ovate, 2–3 mm long, green, inner ones broad-oblong, green below with a lacerate, scarious apex. Florets 20–40; corolla c. 2 mm long, slightly exceeding involucre, densely woolly at base. Cypselas c. 0.5 mm long, brown. Flowers mainly Sep.–Jan.

LoM, MuM, MSB, VRiv. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria known from the far north-west, usually in mallee scrub, or on saline soils around salt lakes. .

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Eriochlamys
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eriochlamys behrii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eriochlamys behrii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory