Craspedia crocata J.Everett & Joy Thomps. APNI*
Synonyms: Craspedia sp. A sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Craspedia sp. I sensu Thompson (1981) APNI*
Description: Herb with a single scape 12–52 cm high; roots thick, spreading.
Leaves mainly basal; upper surface green with scattered glandular hairs with translucent globules or glabrous, lower surface with similar glandular hairs or with multi-septate hairs; margins with finely woolly or multi-septate hairs, apex glabrous or with appressed woolly hairs; basal leaves linear-spathulate to spathulate, 5–25 cm long, 2–12 mm wide, base mostly long-attenuate; upper leaves stem-clasping 0.5–15 cm long, 1–10 mm wide.
Compound head globose to hemispherical, 10–20 mm diam., with c. 30–60 partial heads; partial heads with 5–10 florets, main bract woolly at base, occasionally ciliate and with dark brown scarious margins or lobes; scape straw-coloured to crimson hairy. Corollas deep orange.
Achenes 0.5–1.5 mm long; pappus of 14–18 plumose hairs 2–5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist grassland in subalpine areas; south from Bimberi Ra.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by J. Everett & A. N. L. Doust
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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