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Acanthocladium dockeri F.Muell.
Family Asteraceae
Common name: Spiny Everlasting

Acanthocladium dockeri F.Muell. APNI*

Synonyms: Helichrysum dockeri (F.Muell.) Benth. APNI*

Description: Shrub, white-velvety with glabrous spines at the end of branchlets.

Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, 7–12 mm long, 2–4 mm wide.

Heads 8–10 mm long, 5–8 mm wide; involucral bracts in series; outer bracts ovate, inner ones linear-lanceolate, tomentose with margins and apex glabrous.

Flowering: recorded March

Distribution and occurrence: Achenes with 80-90 pappus bristles. Grows on sandhills of the Murray-Darling R. system; rare, recorded last century, possibly extinct.
NSW subdivisions: ?NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: S.A.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Presumed Extinct; Commonwealth EPBC: Critically Endangered
AVH map***

This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.

Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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