Craspedia globosa, from here.

Belongs within: Gnaphalieae.

Craspedia is an Australasian genus of woolly herbs bearing flowers in dense globular or ovoid compound heads (Black & Robertson 1965). In the New Zealand upland species C. incana and C. lanata, the rosette leaves are densely clad on both sides with long woolly or cottony hairs (Allan 1961).

Characters (from Black & Robertson 1965): Erect herbs with radical or alternate entire leaves. Partial flowerheads numerous, three- to ten-flowered, sessile or nearly so, in dense globular or ovoid terminal compound head, usually with general involucre of a few small bracts which are concealed when in full flower; general receptacle or rhachis woolly; partial involucres of few oblong hyaline glabrous and caducous bracts without distinct laminae, rather shorter than the small flowers, which are yellow, tubular, bisexual, five-toothed; partial receptacle with hyaline scale enclosing each flower, similar to involucral bracts; anthers tailed; achenes silky-hairy; pappus of more or less plumose bristles.

<==Craspedia Forster 1786 A61
    |--*C. uniflora Forster 1786 A61 (see below for synonymy)
    |    |--C. u. var. uniflora A61
    |    |--C. u. var. grandis Allan 1961 A61
    |    |--C. u. var. maritima Allan 1961 [=C. maritima Cockayne & Allan in Cockayne 1928 (n. n.)] A61
    |    `--C. u. var. subhispida Allan 1961 A61
    |--C. chrysantha M99
    |--C. globosa M99
    |--C. haplorrhiza M99
    |--C. incana Allan 1961 A61
    |--C. lanata (Hooker) Allan 1961 A61 (see below for synonymy)
    |    |--C. l. var. lanata A61
    |    `--C. l. var. elongata Allan 1961 A61
    |--C. major (Hooker) Allan 1961 [=C. fimbriata var. major Hooker 1853] A61
    |--C. minor (Hooker) Allan 1961 A61 [=C. fimbriata var. minor Hooker 1853 A61, C. uniflora var. minor C06]
    |    |--C. m. var. minor A61
    |    `--C. m. var. viscosa (Colenso) Allan 1961 (see below for synonymy) A61
    |--C. pleiocephala M99
    |--C. robusta (Hooker) Cockayne 1913 A61 [=C. fimbriata var. robusta Hooker 1853 A61, C. uniflora var. robusta C06]
    |    |--C. r. var. robusta A61
    |    `--C. r. var. pedicellata (Kirk) Allan 1961 [=C. uniflora var. pedicellata Kirk 1899] A61
    `--C. variabilis GK00

Craspedia lanata (Hooker) Allan 1961 A61 [=C. fimbriata var. lanata Hooker 1853 A61, C. uniflora var. lanata C06; incl. C. alpina Backh. in Hoof. 1847 C06]

Craspedia minor var. viscosa (Colenso) Allan 1961 [=C. viscosa Colenso 1884, C. uniflora var. viscosa (Colenso) Kirk 1899] A61

*Craspedia uniflora Forster 1786 A61 [incl. C. fimbriata DC. 1838 A61, Staehilinia fimbriata Forster in DC. 1838 A61, Richea glauca Labillardière 1799 BR65, Craspedia glauca (Labillardière) Sprengel 1826 BR65, C. fimbriata var. marginata Hooker 1853 A61, C. richea Cassini 1818 BR65]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A61] Allan, H. H. 1961. Flora of New Zealand vol. 1. Indigenous Tracheophyta: Psilopsida, Lycopsida, Filicopsida, Gymnospermae, Dicotyledones. R. E. Owen, Government Printer: Wellington (New Zealand).

[BR65] Black, J. M., & E. L. Robertson. 1965. Flora of South Australia. Part IV. Oleaceae–Compositae. W. L. Hawes, Government Printer: Adelaide.

[C06] Cheeseman, T. F. 1906. Manual of the New Zealand Flora. John Mackay, Government Printer: Wellington.

[GK00] Gibson, N., & G. J. Keighery. 2000. Flora and vegetation of the Byenup-Muir reserve system, south-west Western Australia. CALMScience 3 (3): 323–402.

[M99] Matthews, M. 1999. Heliothine Moths of Australia: A guide to bollworms and related noctuid groups. CSIRO Publishing.

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