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
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)
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