Cassinia leptocephala subsp. leptocephala —Cassinia—ASTERACEAE

Cassinia leptocephala

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Habitat— On margins of wetter Rainforests, mainly at higher altitudes.

Distribution— From the Sydney area to New England National Park and west to the Nandewar Range in New South Wales.

Description— Shrub to three meters.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire, without oil dots; 2 to 8 cm long and under 2 mm wide, acute, the margins revolute and the midvein alone visible; the upper surface rough with many short stiff hairs, undersurface pale fawn, dull, with soft dense hairs, often with scattered small glands.

Cassinia leptocephala
Cassinia leptocephala

Inflorescence.— Flower heads small, yellow, outermost involucral bracts glabrous or woolly only at the base, the hairs inconspicuous

Flowering.— Spring

Fruit.— Small with small glands

Ripe.— Late Spring to Summer.