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Ozothamnus tesselatus (Maiden & R.T.Baker) Anderb.
Family Asteraceae
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.

Flowering: spring.

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
AVH map***

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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