Common name: stiff cassinia
Cassinia denticulata R.Br. APNI*
Description: Shrub 0.7–2 m high; stems yellowish with loose glandular indumentum.
Leaves spreading or reflexed, ovate to elliptic, 0.8–2.5 cm long, usually 3–6 mm wide, base slightly stem-clasping or cordate, margins toothed, especially towards apex, upper surface dark green and sticky and shiny, lower surface pale and mealy to rusty with a matted and sticky tomentum of glandular and woolly hairs.
Inflorescence a dense corymb 2–10 cm diam. Heads ovoid to globose, 2–4 mm long, 2–4 mm diam. Involucral bracts in 4 or 5 imbricate rows, inflated and spreading, innermost broadly clawed, hyaline above but with an opaque, creamy-white tip. Florets 12–14, pale yellow.
Achenes c. 0.6 mm long, pubescent; pappus 2–2.5 mm long.
Flowering: spring to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone and sandy soils; chiefly from Hawkesbury R. to Fitzroy Falls.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, ST
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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