Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Phacellothrix cladochaeta (F.Muell.) F.Muell.

Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)
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Flowers. © G. Sankowsky
Leaves and buds. © G. Sankowsky
Herbarium specimen. © CSIRO

Mueller, F.J.H. von (1881) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 11(93): 49.


Annual decumbent to erect herb. Stems 20-36 cm tall, loosely woolly.


Leaves sessile, oblong to narrowly-lanceolate, abaxial leaf surface covered in long white woolly hairs, adaxial surface sparsely hairy, 3-6 x 0.4-0.6 cm.


Inflorescence terminal, 5-18 cm long, axis woolly. Involucral bracts hayline with dark basal medial line, 4-6 mm long. Corolla yellow.


Pappus white, in a single whorl 1.5-2 mm long; achene brown, oblong-cylindrical. Seed covered in white pearl-like sessile glands.


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Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in NT, CYP, NEQ and CEQ. Altitudinal range from 10-880 m. Found in rainforest margins, open Eucalypt forest, and in various types of woodland, wooded grassland and dune scrub.

Helichrysum cladochaetum F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5(32): 199(1865), Type: In proximitate promontorii Cape York. Daemel.
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