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

Synonyms: Craspedia sp. F sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Craspedia sp. D sensu Thompson (1981) APNI*

Description: Hairy herb with a single scape 10–50 cm high, with a simple rootstock; roots thick, spreading.

Leaves mainly basal, spathulate, 2.5–12 cm long, 2–11 mm wide, apex obtuse, base broad; surfaces and margins densely covered with multiseptate glandular hairs and long fine hairs, the tips glabrous.

Compound head globose, 15–35 mm diam., with to 100 partial heads; partial heads with 7–12 florets, main bract herbaceous and silky, margins scarious, colourless or dark brown; scape cream to crimson with scattered, hairy. Corollas golden-yellow.

Achenes 0.75–1.5 mm long; pappus of 14–18 plumose bristles 2.5–5.5 mm long.


Flower
Photo D. Hardin

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Type
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Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in drier sites in alpine or high subalpine grassland; in Kosciusko area.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

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


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