Helichrysum calvertianum (F.Muell.) F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Twiggy subshrub to 30 cm high, much-branched; stems glabrescent with sparse woolly and minute glandular hairs, the lower leaves caducous leaving prominent scars.
Leaves crowded, linear, 3–8 mm long, 0.5–0.8 mm wide, margins revolute and concealing the lower surface, surfaces green and glabrous, viscid.
Heads terminal and solitary on branches, hemispherical, 0.7–1 cm long, 1–1.5 cm diam.; involucral bracts with margins woolly-ciliate towards base, laminas reflexed at maturity; intermediate bracts longest with white papery laminas often tinged pink towards the apex, outermost bracts golden and hyaline, innermost with long claws and with small white papery laminas. Florets numerous, all bisexual.
Achenes oblong, terete, minutely glandular; pappus of many barbellate bristles, subplumose at the tip.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest; restricted to a small area around Fitzroy Falls, Berrima and Mittagong.
NSW subdivisions: CT
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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