Common name: Alpine Everlasting
Xerochrysum subundulatum (Sch.Bip.) R.J.Bayer APNI*
Synonyms: Bracteantha subundulata (Sch.Bip.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Description: Ascending or erect annual to 60 cm high, usually simple or few-branched at the base; stems woolly or glabrescent.
Leaves mostly cauline, oblong to narrow-spathulate, 5–10 cm long, 8–10 mm wide, discolorous, both surfaces finely scabrous and with sparse woolly hairs mostly on margins; base stem-clasping.
Heads solitary, terminal, without an obvious peduncle; heads 2–3 cm long, 3.5–5 cm diam.; outer involucral bracts reflexed at maturity; bracts with a cartilaginous, glandular base, laminas shiny, papery, golden-orange, longest on intermediate bracts, which have a one-veined claw. Florets yellow.
Achenes oblong, 4-angled, c. 3 mm long, glabrous; pappus of golden, minutely barbellate bristles c. 7 mm long.
Flowering: summer to early autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open sites often on slopes, in loamy soils at higher altitudes; south from Brindabella Ra., chiefly in the Kosciusko area.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by E. A. Brown and contributors as listed under genus headings
Taxon concept: Bayer, R.J. (2001)
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