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Coronidium elatum subsp. minus Paul G.Wilson
Family Asteraceae
Coronidium elatum subsp. minus Paul G.Wilson APNI*

Synonyms: Genus nov. sp. nov. aff. Helichrysum elatum APNI*

Description: Subshrub 30–80 cm high. Branches with a thin dense tomentum.

Leaves ovate to elliptic, lamina to 8 cm long with a slender petiole 1.5–2.5 cm long, chartaceous, with thin dense white tomentum below, glabrous or sparsely woolly above.

Heads solitary or in open panicles; subtending herbaceous bracts linear-acuminate, densely woolly.. Involucral bracts narrowly oblong acuminate, pale white to translucent, the intermediate to 17 mm long.

Cypsela reddish brown, c. 2 mm long. Pappus bristles breaking just above fused persistent base.

Distribution and occurrence: Found in the New England National Park in the Northern Tablelands.

In Nothogagus moorei forest, on clay loam soil.
NSW subdivisions: NT
AVH map***

Text by Clare Herscovitch, Sep 2009, edited from Paul G. Wilson in Nuytsia 18:295-329 (2008)
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