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Cassinia macrocephala subsp. storyi Orchard
Family Asteraceae
Cassinia macrocephala subsp. storyi Orchard APNI*

Description: Shrubs 1.7 m tall; hairs on young stems very dense, finely acicular, gland-tipped, with very sparse under-layer of cottony hairs.

Mature leaves 60–70 mm long, 1.3–1.5 mm wide, with hairs on upper surface moderately dense, coarse, conical, some gland-tipped; hairs on undersurface of midrib similar, less dense, with sparse cottony hairs; undersurface of lamina with frequent long fine gland-tipped hairs, cottony hairs and subsessile globular hairs.

Flower heads with 8 florets.

Not seen.


Type
Specimen

Flowering: Flowers in December.

Distribution and occurrence: Known only from the type collection, which seems to have come from the northern or western end of the Coolah Tops massif.

Described as rare in dense eucalyptwoodland on a steep basalt hill.
NSW subdivisions: CWS
AVH map***

The yellow heads are described as slightly scented.

Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Orchard (2006), Australian Systematic Botany 19: 183-191


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