Cassinia longifolia R.Br. APNI*
Description: Aromatic and sticky shrub 1.2–2.5 m high; stems yellowish or grey with short and spreading glandular hairs.
Leaves oblong to narrow-lanceolate, 4–8 cm long, 2–6 mm wide, margins recurved, upper surface glabrous, lower surface pale with fine matted hairs.
Inflorescence a dense corymb to 20 cm diam. Heads oblong to slightly campanulate at maturity, 2–3 mm long, 1–1.5 mm diam.; involucral bracts in 3–5 imbricate rows, slightly spreading at maturity, ovate, with opaque white limbs. Florets 5 or 6, creamy-white.
Achenes c. 0.8 mm long; pappus 2–3 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest and disturbed sites, on shale or granite soils, often on ridges; south from Orange.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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