Ozothamnus cassinioides (Benth.) Anderb. APNI*
Synonyms: Helichrysum cassinioides Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 3 m high, bark on old stems papery, branchlets tomentose when young.
Leaves linear to linear-elliptic, 9–30 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, apex sometimes with reflexed mucro, margins recurved to revolute; lamina discolorous, upper surface glabrous, lower surface tomentose; petiole < 1 mm long.
Heads numerous in dense terminal corymbs; heads cylindrical, becoming campanulate, 5–7 mm long, 2.5–3 mm diam.; involucral bracts appressed, broad-lanceolate, leathery and shiny, straw-coloured, tips not spreading. Florets 10–16, all bisexual or a few female and filiform. Pappus bristles not clavate apically.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest and scrub on sandy or stony sites; north from Newcastle district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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