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Cassinia trinerva N.A.Wakef.
Family Asteraceae
Cassinia trinerva N.A.Wakef. APNI*

Description: Shrub or tree to 8 m high; stems yellowish with fine glandular hairs.

Leaves narrow-lanceolate, 6–8 cm long, 3–6 mm wide, flat, upper surface glabrous or minutely glandular, lower surface minutely glandular and with 3 ± parallel veins prominent on the lower surface especially at the base.

Inflorescence a dense corymb 6–12 cm diam. Heads oblong to campanulate at maturity, c. 3 mm long, c. 1 mm diam.; involucral bracts in 3–5 imbricate rows, ovate, with opaque white tips. Florets 3 or 4, creamy-white.

Achenes c. 0.5 mm long; pappus 2–2.5 mm long.


Flower
Photo D. Hardin

Other photo
Photo T.M. Tame

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Flowering: summer–autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet sclerophyll forest and on margins of rainforest, on shale and silty soils; south from Bolivia area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
AVH map***

Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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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