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Common name: Yellow Cassinia
Cassinia aureonitens Wakef. APNI*
Description: Shrub 2–3 m high; stems reddish with short glandular hairs.
Leaves narrow-elliptic to linear-elliptic, 3–7 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, base narrowly stem-clasping and slightly decurrent, margins entire, upper surface dark green and glabrous or minutely glandular hairy below or very sparsely and minutely hairy, lower surface paler.
Inflorescence a dense corymb to 12 cm diam. Heads 1–3 mm long, c. 1 mm diam.; involucral bracts in 4 or 5 imbricate rows, obtuse to broad-acute, the inner bracts with bright yellow opaque tips. Florets 5 or 6, yellow.
Achenes pubescent, c. 0.5 mm long; pappus c. 2 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and woodland, on sandy or alluvial soils; chiefly from Taree to Eden and west to the Blue Mnts.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, CWS
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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