Ozothamnus tesselatus (Maiden & R.T.Baker) Anderb. APNI*
Synonyms: Helichrysum tesselatum Maiden & R.T.Baker APNI*
Helichrysum brevidecurrens Maiden & R.T.Baker APNI*
Description: Dense shrub to 1 m high, branches woolly.
Leaves spreading, oblong, 4–5 mm long, <1 mm wide, apex reflexed, base decurrent on stem for 4–5 mm, margins revolute; lamina discolorous, upper surface green and shining viscid, glandular-punctate, lower surface white-woolly.
Heads in dense hemispherical corymbs; heads globose, c. 4 mm long, c. 4.5 mm diam.; involucral bracts obovate, with a broad claw concealed by appressed overlapping rounded laminas, golden hyaline. Florets c. 60, all bisexual. Pappus bristles not clavate apically.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in eucalypt woodland in the area north of Rylstone; rare.
NSW subdivisions: CWS
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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