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

Synonyms: Craspedia sp. j sensu jacobs & pickard (1981) APNI*

Description: White-woolly herb with a single scape 20–50 cm high; roots thick, spreading.

Leaves mainly basal, oblanceolate to narrow-spathulate, 5–15 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, base slightly tapered; both surfaces and margins silvery-white and woolly.

Compound head globose, 25–45 mm diam., with c. 70–120 partial heads; partial heads with 9–11 florets, main bract minutely glandular, woolly at base and with dark brown scarious margins; scape red-brown, white-woolly. Corollas yellow.

Achenes 1–1.5 mm long; pappus of 12–15 plumose hairs 2.5–5 mm long.


Habit
Photo D. Hardin

Flower
Photo D. Hardin

Herbarium
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Type
Specimen

Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in grassland in alpine and occasionally subalpine areas; in NSW confined to 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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