Vittadinia scabra, copyright Russell Cumming.

Belongs within: Astereae.

Vittadinia is an Australasian genus of hairy perennial herbs and subshrubs.

Characters (from Black & Robertson 1965): Perennial herbs or small undershrubs with alternate leaves. Involucre cylindrical or campanulate; bracts narrow, in three to five unequal rows, with scarious margins; receptacle naked; ray-flowers female, about 15–40, ligules narrow, arranged in two or more rows; disk-flowers fewer, tubular, bisexual; anthers obtuse at base; style-branches with subulate appendages above stigmatic lines; achenes narrow, compressed; pappus usually of numerous capillary bristles; achenes and pappus accrescent so that in fruit the latter far surpasses the involucre; hairs of achenes all, or lower hairs only, notched or two-toothed at summit.

<==Vittadinia Rich. 1832 A61
|  i. s.: V. cervicularis KM08
|         V. humerata G04
|         V. sulcata M99
|–V. sect. Vittadinia BR65
|    |–V. triloba BR65 (see below for synonymy)
|    |    |–V. t. var. triloba BR65
|    |    |–V. t. var. dissecta BR65 [=V. australis var. dissecta C06]
|    |    |–V. ‘australis’ var. erecta C06
|    |    |–V. t. var. lanuginosa BR65
|    |    `–V. ‘australis’ var. linearis C06
|    |–V. pterochaeta [=V. australis var. pterochaeta] BR65
|    `–V. tenuissima [=V. australis var. tenuissima] BR65
`–V. sect. Eurybiopsis BR65
|–V. megacephala [=V. australis var. megacephala] BR65
`–V. scabra BR65

Vittadinia triloba BR65 [=Brachycome triloba Gaudichaud 1826 BR65; incl. *V. australis Richard 1832 A61, BR65, Eurybiopsis australis Hooker 1853 A61]

*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.

[G04] Gibson, N. 2004. Flora and vegetation of the Eastern Goldfields Ranges: part 6. Mt Manning Range. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 87 (2): 35–47.

[KM08] Keighery, G. J., & W. Muir. 2008. Vegetation and vascular flora of Faure Island, Shark Bay, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 75: 11–19.

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

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