Euchiton umbricola (J.H.Willis) Anderb. APNI*
Synonyms: Gnaphalium umbricola J.H.Willis APNI*
Description: Tufted erect, perennial herb, 5–15 cm high, sometimes stoloniferous.
Basal leaves in a rosette, with long expanded petioles; lamina elliptic or obovate, 1–6 cm long, 5–18 mm wide, upper surface grey with appressed white hairs or green and glabrescent, lower surface white-tomentose; cauline leaves similar but smaller.
Heads 1.5–2.5 mm diam., in a dense globose terminal cluster subtended by several conspicuous leafy bracts, smaller clusters occasionally in upper axils; involucral bracts elliptic, woolly at the base, deeply lacerate at the tip.
Achenes 1–1.4 mm long, with appressed hairs; pappus bristles free at the base, c. 2.5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subalpine or montane districts in shade, on wet rocky areas or in alpine areas in crevices or in tall herbfields; south from Kosciusko area.
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by E. A. Brown and contributors as listed under genus headings
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