Common name: Wedge Everlasting
Ozothamnus cuneifolius (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Anderb. APNI*
Synonyms: Helichrysum cuneifolium Benth. APNI*
Description: Robust shrub to 3 m high; stems pale with a floccose tomentum.
Leaves cuneate or spathulate, 20–40 mm long, 7–10 mm wide, base tapering, margins recurved and undulate or minutely toothed; lamina discolorous, upper surface green and glabrous or viscid, lower surface finely tomentose; petiole 1.5–4 mm long.
Heads in spreading terminal corymbs; heads cylindrical or narrow-campanulate, 4–4.5 mm long, 1.5–3 mm wide; involucral bracts woolly on the margins, the inner with opaque white laminas. Florets 4–6, all bisexual. Pappus bristles clavate at apex.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest; south from Batemans Bay district.
NSW subdivisions: SC
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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