Common name: Sticky Cassinia
Cassinia uncata A.Cunn. ex DC. APNI*
Description: Sticky shrub 1–3 m high; stems yellowish or greyish with spreading glandular hairs, usually with prominent scars from leaf bases.
Leaves spreading or erect, often crowded, linear, 1–3 cm long, c. 1 mm wide, apex mucronate and with a recurved hook, base slightly decurrent, margins tightly revolute, upper surface shiny, glandular or scabrous with erect tubercle-based hairs, lower surface obscured but finely pubescent or with a few glandular hairs.
Inflorescence a dense corymb, 2–8 cm diam. Heads narrow-campanulate, 3–6 mm long, 1–2 mm diam.; involucral bracts in 4 or 5 longitudinally ranked rows, ovate, apex obtuse, opaque white or pale yellow. Florets 5 or 6, creamy white.
Achenes c. 0.6 mm long, minutely glandular; pappus 2–2.5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in mallee or in dry sclerophyll forest, on ridges in gravelly or silty soil; south from Glen Innes.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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