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Genus Abrotanella Family Asteraceae

Description: Small perennial herbs, usually densely tufted, rarely short-decumbent or ascending, ± glabrous.

Leaves alternate, margins entire.

Heads solitary or few in corymbs, sessile or short-pedunculate, small; involucral bracts 2-seriate, ± equal or outer shorter; receptacle ± flat, naked. Florets tubular; outer female, 3- or 4-toothed; inner bisexual or male, 4-toothed. Anthers obtuse to acutely short-tailed, apical appendage ± tongue shaped. Style branches short, truncate.

Achenes 4-angled to terete or flattened, unwinged; pappus absent.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 20 species, Fuegia, Falkland Is, New Zealand & Australia. Australia: 3 species (endemic), N.S.W., Vic., Tas.

Text by E. A. Brown
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Abrotanella nivigena

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