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Craspedia coolaminica J.Everett & Joy Thomps.
Family Asteraceae
Craspedia coolaminica J.Everett & Joy Thomps. APNI*

Synonyms: Craspedia sp. K sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Craspedia sp. G sensu Thompson (1981) APNI*

Description: Silver-grey herb with a single scape 8–65 cm high; roots thick, spreading.

Leaves mainly basal, linear to lanceolate, 5–20 cm long, 5–20 mm wide, apex acute to broad-acuminate, base narrow-attenuate, surfaces silvery-grey with dense, long, fine and appressed hairs, upper surface of uppermost leaves often glabrescent or grey-green with sparsely hairy with fine appressed hairs; margins woolly.

Compound head globose to hemispherical, 10–25 mm diam., with c. 25–100 partial heads; partial heads with 6–8 florets, main bract woolly at base and with broad dark brown scarious margins or lobes; scape cream to red, glandular and hairy at base, woolly upwards. Corollas yellow.

Achenes 0.5–2 mm long; pappus of 13–18 plumose hairs 2–4.5 mm long.


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Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows among grasses on creek flats and in eucalypt woodland in subalpine areas; south from Tinderry Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
AVH map***

Text by J. Everett & A. N. L. Doust
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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