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Leucochrysum albicans (A.Cunn.) Paul G.Wilson var. albicans Family Asteraceae
Leucochrysum albicans var. albicans (A.Cunn.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*

Synonyms: Leucochrysum albicans subsp. albicans var. buffaloensis (Paul G.Wilson) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Helipterum albicans subsp. albicans var. buffaloensis Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. albicans var. buffaloensis (Paul G.Wilson) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Leucochrysum albicans (A.Cunn.) Paul G.Wilson subsp. albicans APNI*
Leucochrysum albicans (A.Cunn.) Paul G.Wilson subsp. albicans var. albicans APNI*
Leucochrysum albicans (A.Cunn.) Paul G.Wilson subsp. albicans var. albicans APNI*
Helipterum albicans (A.Cunn.) DC. APNI*

Description: Erect perennial woolly herb with woody rootstock, to 45 cm high.

Leaves linear to narrow-oblong, 1–3 mm wide, crowded around base of stems, 2.5–10 cm long, woolly.

Heads solitary on slender peduncles 7–15 cm long; involucre spreading from base, 2–4 cm diam.; involucral bracts multiseriate, outer sessile oblong to ovate, obtuse to acute, straw-coloured to pale brown or purple; inner bracts with long stipe and triangular to narrow-elliptic white or yellow lamina woolly at base.

Achenes 2–3 mm long, glabrous with translucent warts, pappus of plumose bristles.


Flower
Photo J. R. Hosking

Fruit
Photo J. R. Hosking

Flowering: Flowers spring to summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, SC, NT, CT, ST, SWS
AVH map***

Text by Paul G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW (3) p.227-228.


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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