Coronidium oxylepis (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Helichrysum oxylepis F.Muell. APNI*
Helichrysum collinum DC. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb with woody rootstock, to 60 cm high. Branches woolly or rarely glandular-puberulous or glabrous.
Leaves linear to obovate, chartaceous to somewhat fleshy, to 7 cm long, obtuse to acuminate, sessile or narrowly cuneate at base, glabrous to sparsely cottony above, densely cottony to glabrous below.
Peduncle slender. Head solitary, hemispherical, c. 3 cm diameter. Involucral bracts yellow to straw-coloured, scarious; outer bracts somewhat loosely arranged, linear-acuminate, with green claw, in all c. 3 mm long; intermediate bracts with narrow-lanceolate acuminate yellow limb 6–10 mm long, reflexed at maturity, claw terete, in all c. 3 mm long; inner bracts linear-acuminate c. 5 mm long.
Achenes c. 1.3 mm long, brown. Pappus bristles filiform, denticulate, breaking close to persistent base.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in eastern NSW and south east Queensland.
Coastal populations mostly occur on deep sand while those inland occur on a variety of substrates.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Coronidium oxylepis subsp. carnosum occurs only in Queensland
Text by Clare Herscovitch, Sep 2009, edited from Paul G. Wilson in Nuytsia 18:295-329 (2008)
Taxa not yet included in identification key
Coronidium oxylepis subsp. lanatum,
Coronidium oxylepis subsp. oxylepis
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|1||Leaves narrowly oblong, sessile, sparsely cottony to almost glabrous||Coronidium oxylepis subsp. oxylepis|
|Leaves narrow-ovate to narrow-obovate, narrowed at base, cottony to woolly||Coronidium oxylepis subsp. lanatum|
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