Cyanthillium cinereum var. lanatum (J.Kost.) Ghafoor APNI*
Synonyms: Vernonia cinerea var. lanata Kosterm. APNI*
Description: Young shoots greyish-villous all over.
Leaves undulate on margins, apically obtuse to rounded, mucronate, densely villous to woolly or felted on lower surface; basal and lower leaves oblong-elliptic, 2–7 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide with veins and veinlets bulging and thick.
Flowerheads on filiform peduncles; involucre 4–5 mm long; bracts somewhat brownish. Florets purplish or buish violet; corolla 4.5–5 mm long.
Achenes c. 1.5 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers and fruits April–Sep.
Distribution and occurrence: Distributed in the Mollucas, New Caledonia and Pappua and New Guinea. Naturalised and very common in Qld, N.Terr. and northern WA; infrequent in north east of NSW.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *SC
Other Australian states: *Qld *N.T. *W.A.
Text by Louisa Murray (Nov 2018)
Taxon concept: Flora of Australia Vol 37: 1 p184
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