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Coronidium elatum (A.Cunn. ex DC.) Paul G.Wilson subsp. elatum Family Asteraceae
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
AVH map***

Text by Clare Herscovitch, Sep 2009, edited from Paul G. Wilson in Nuytsia 18:295-329 (2008)
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APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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