Ozothamnus rufescens DC. APNI*
Synonyms: Helichrysum rufescens (DC.) N.T.Burb. APNI*
Description: Shrubs to 4 m high, branches tomentose when young.
Leaves spreading at right angles to the stem or reflexed, oblong to ovate, 4–17 mm long, 1.5–3 mm wide, rarely to 5 mm wide, base obtuse, margins flat or recurved; lamina discolorous, upper surface glabrous or softly hairy on the midline, lower surface shortly tomentose; minutely petiolate.
Heads in small compact terminal corymbs; heads broad-campanulate, c. 4 mm long, 3–5 mm diam.; involucral bracts scarious, cream or brownish, without spreading tips. Florets 27, all bisexual. Pappus bristles clavate apically.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on margins of rainforests and in rainforest regrowth, north from the Hunter Valley (Muswellbrook district).
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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