Erigeron paludicola S.J.Forbes APNI*
Synonyms: Erigeron sp. B sensu Porteners (1992) APNI*
Erigeron pappocromus f. a sensu gray (1979) Labill. APNI*
Pappochroma paludicola (S.J.Forbes) G.L.Nesom APNI*
Description: Tufted, sparsely hairy herb, 3–16 cm high.
Leaves in a basal rosette, obovate to spathulate, 2–6 cm long, 4–14 mm wide, margins entire or remotely toothed, lamina sparsely hirsute.
Heads solitary, on simple scapes with a few reduced leaves and linear bracts; heads hemispherical 12–15 mm diam.; involucral bracts ragged at apex, often purple-tipped, 5–10 mm long, usually 2-seriate. Ray florets pink to white; ligule 12–13 mm long. Disc florets numerous, shorter than involucre.
Achenes slender, 2–2.5 mm long, smooth, ± glabrous; pappus hairs cream-coloured, minutely barbellate, 4–5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in alpine to subalpine areas; chiefly in the Kosciusko N.P.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by M. F. Porteners
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