PlantNET Home PlantNET Home | Search NSW Flora | Contact Us  
FloraOnline
Introduction
Plant Name Search
Index Search
Spatial Search
Identification Keys
Classification
Glossary
HerbLink (Type Images)
WeedAlert
Other PlantNET Sites
Other Data Sources
NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE Printable Page

Genus Ewartia Family Asteraceae

Description: Dioecious mat-forming perennials; stems much-branched, rooting at the nodes.

Leaves alternate, crowded, obovate to spathulate, base broad and overlapping, apex recurved and spreading.

Heads terminal, mostly solitary, sessile. Outer involucral bracts scarious, webby at the base, papery white at the very tip. Inner bracts glabrous, with conspicuous spreading laminae. Staminate heads bisexual but rarely setting seed. Female heads with outer fertile filiform female florets, and tubular inner bisexual florets with sterile stamens, usually setting seed.

Achenes ± terete, with appressed hairs; pappus not persistent, of slightly coherent barbellate bristles.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: 4 species, endemic Australia. Australia: alpine and subalpine areas of N.S.W., Vic., Tas.

Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Ewartia nubigena

  Privacy | Copyright | Disclaimer | About PlantNET | Cite PlantNET