Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Citation: F. Muell., Victorian Nat. 7:77 (1890).
Synonymy: H. troedelii F. Muell. var. patens Ewart, Jean White & B. Rees, Proc. R.Soc. Vic. 22:15 (1909).
Common name: None
Biology: Largely confined to the Flinders Ranges in S.Aust., and represented only by isolated collections from the other regions. Superficially resembles Helichrysum semifertile, but that species has pubescent brown achenes and yellowish barbellate pappus bristles.
Taxonomic notes: The variety patens Ewart, Jean White & B. Rees represents one extreme of the range of phenotypes with few, shortly pedicellate capitula, and is not recognised in this flora treatment. One of the syntypes of the variety (Fraser Range, W.Aust., 1891, R. Helms) is referrable to Helipterum chlorocephalum (Turcz.) Benth. The sheet AD 97650128 of the other type collection, Mt Lyndhurst, S. Aust., M. Koch 1644 is here designated as the lectotype.
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State Herbarium of South Australia