Coronidium elatum subsp. elatum (A.Cunn. ex DC.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Description: Erect subshrub to 2 m high. Branches woolly.
Leaves narrowly elliptic to elliptic, to 12 cm long, acute, entire or slightly sinuate, chartaceous, pinnately veined, woolly below, glabrous or sparsely cottony above. Petiole slender, 1–2 cm long, woolly.
Peduncles 1–5 cm long, slender, woolly, with a few linear herbaceous bracts. Heads in a compact or open cyme, 4–5 cm diameter, involucre hemispherical, subtended by linear-acuminate, woolly, herbaceous bracts; lamina of intermediate bracts acuminate, to 20 mm long.
Cypsela 4-ribbed, ± cylindrical, c. 2.5 mm long, pitted; pappus bristles c. 7 mm long, filiform, minutely barbellate, fused at base.
Flowering: Flowers spring–summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Far eastern and coastal NSW, far south eastern Victoria and coastal extreme south-east Queensland.
Usually found in eucalypt forest, often in mountains.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, SC
Text by Clare Herscovitch, Sep 2009, edited from Paul G. Wilson in Nuytsia 18:295-329 (2008)
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