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Craspedia aurantia J.Everett & Joy Thomps.
Orange Billy Buttons
A beautiful golden species from alpine Australia.
There are two varieties, both shown here:

Craspedia aurantia var. aurantia
Craspedia aurantia var. jamesii

Craspedia aurantia J.Everett & Joy Thomps. var. aurantia
These plants are from Victoria and New South Wales.

  Craspedia aurantia var. aurantia Craspedia aurantia var. aurantia
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
  Location:Blue Lake, Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales Location:Falls Creek, Victoria
  GPS coordinates: 36˚24.4670S,148˚18.5580E GPS coordinates: 36˚55.309S,147˚17.763E
  Date of photo:1 January 2009 Date of photo:19 January 2012
  Field No.: U724 Field No.: U725
     
  Craspedia aurantia var. aurantia Craspedia aurantia var. aurantia
 
Description:Flowers Description:Plants in habitat
  Location:Blue Lake, Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales Location:Blue Lake, Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales
  GPS coordinates: 36˚24.4670S,148˚18.5580E GPS coordinates: 36˚24.4670S,148˚18.5580E
  Date of photo:1 January 2009 Date of photo:1 January 2009
  Field No.: U724 Field No.: U724
     
     

Craspedia aurantia var. jamesii (J.Everett & Joy Thomps.) Schmidt-Leb.
These plants are from Cresta Valley at Mt Buffalo.
 
  Craspedia aurantia var. jamesii Craspedia aurantia var. jamesii
 
  Description:Flower head Description:Flower head - side view
  Location:Cresta Valley, Mt Buffalo National Park, Victoria Location:Cresta Valley, Mt Buffalo National Park, Victoria
  GPS coordinates: 36˚45.8440S,146˚47.1280E GPS coordinates: 36˚45.8440S,146˚47.1280E
  Date of photo:1 January 2017 Date of photo:1 January 2017
  Field No.: 5851 Field No.: 5851
     
  Craspedia aurantia var. jamesii Craspedia aurantia var. jamesii
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Plant in habitat
  Location:Cresta Valley, Mt Buffalo National Park, Victoria Location:Cresta Valley, Mt Buffalo National Park, Victoria
  GPS coordinates: 36˚45.8440S,146˚47.1280E GPS coordinates: 36˚45.8440S,146˚47.1280E
  Date of photo:1 January 2017 Date of photo:1 January 2017
  Field No.: 5851 Field No.: 5851
     

 

 

 

References (accessed 7 April 2018):

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Craspedia~aurantia

McDougall, K.L. & Walsh, N.G. (2008), A conspectus of high-country Craspedia (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) of mainland south-eastern Australia. 
Muelleria 26(2):7

Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N. & Milner, K.V. (2013), A quantitative study of morphology in Australian Craspedia (Asteraceae, Gnaphalieae). 
Australian Systematic Botany 26:246-247

https://vicflora.rbg.vic.gov.au/flora/taxon/17b92fb7-8ff4-4a2f-9ec4-e5a4fd019ae7



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