Common name: Spoon Cudweed
Stuartina muelleri Sond. APNI*
Description: Herb 2–12 cm high.
Leaves with lamina spathulate, circular to broad-obovate, 4–18 mm long, 3–12 mm wide, apex usually apiculate, margins entire and undulate, upper surface green and glabrous to sparsely woolly, lower surface densely white woolly; petiole 3–18 mm long, dilated and stem-clasping at the base.
Heads in terminal and axillary globose clusters of 6–20, 4–8 mm diam.; involucral bracts 3- or 4-seriate, 1–2 mm long, greenish, densely woolly, inner longer, with shortly acuminate recurved brownish apices.
Achenes obconical to obovoid, 0.5–0.9 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in grassland, woodland and sclerophyll forest and on rocky hillsides; widespread in inland district, west from Abercrombie Caves.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by M. F. Porteners
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.