Erigeron nitidus S.J.Forbes APNI*
Synonyms: Erigeron sp. A sensu Porteners (1992) APNI*
Erigeron pappocromus f. B sensu Gray (1979) Labill. APNI*
Pappochroma nitidum (S.J.Forbes) G.L.Nesom APNI*
Description: Tufted herb, 2–16 cm high.
Leaves in a basal rosette, broad-obovate to spathulate, 1.5–6 cm long, 4–20 mm wide, margins entire or remotely toothed, lamina ± glabrous or with minute glandular hairs, viscid; long-petiolate.
Heads solitary, on simple scapes with a few reduced leaves and linear bracts; heads hemispherical 15–25 mm diam.; involucral bracts 6–12 mm long, usually 2-seriate. Ray florets pink to white; ligule 6–9 mm long. Disc florets numerous, shorter than involucre.
Achenes slender with thickened margins, 7–8 mm long, smooth, ± glabrous; pappus hairs cream-coloured, minutely barbellate, 5–6 m long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in alpine to subalpine areas; south from Kosciusko N.P.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by M. F. Porteners
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