Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Cassinia subtropica F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1858) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 1: 17. Type: In rupibus montis Lindesay alibique prope sinum Moreton Bay. W. Hill.
Subtropic Cassinia; Bushy Rosemary
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-3 m tall.
Flowers about 3-4 x 1 mm. Involucre consists of overlapping bracts with acute apices. Calyx reduced to a ring of about 16-18 silver coloured barbed hairs. Petals tubular, 5-lobed at the apex. Stamens five, anthers about 0.8 mm long, fused to form a tube around the style. Style about 2 mm long with two stigmatic branches.
Fruits about 0.5 mm long. Pappus hairs about 2 mm long. Pappus hairs minutely barbed.
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Endemic to Australia, occurs in NEQ, CEQ and southwards as far as north-eastern New South Wales. Altitudinal range in NEQ from 600-800 m. Usually grows in wet sclerophyll forest but sometimes found on rain forest margins or in rain forest regrowth.