Erigeron setosus (Benth.) M. Gray APNI*
Synonyms: Erigeron pappocromus var. setosus Benth. APNI*
Description: Tufted dwarf herb, 1–7 cm high.
Leaves forming a basal rosette 1.5–3.5 cm diam.; lamina oblong or obovate to narrow-oblanceolate, thick, 0.6–1.5 cm long, 3–4 mm wide, margins entire, coarsely hispid with septate hairs; shortly petiolate.
Heads solitary, subsessile at first or on very short scapes, scapes elongating to c. 7 cm in fruit, with a few small, linear leaves or bracts; heads hemispherical, 7–10 mm diam.; involucral bracts 4–5 mm long, green with red tips. Ray florets white; ligule 4–5 mm long. Disc florets numerous, scarcely longer than pappus.
Achenes narrow, c. 1.5 mm long; pappus whitish, minutely barbellate, c. 3 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in marginal to short alpine herbfields, mainly in Plantago–Neopaxia associations in the Blue Lake area, Kosciusko N.P.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-t
Text by M. F. Porteners
Taxon concept: S.J. Forbes & D.I. Morris (1996)
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