Ozothamnus cupressoides

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Ozothamnus cupressoides
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Ozothamnus cupressoides in Baw Baw National Park, Victoria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Gnaphalieae
Genus: Ozothamnus
Species: O. cupressoides
Binomial name
Ozothamnus cupressoides
Puttock & D.J.Ohlsen[1]
  • Ozothamnus sp. 1
  • Ozothamnus sp. (aff. hookeri)

Ozothamnus cupressoides is an aromatic shrub species, endemic to Australia.[2] Common names include scaly everlasting, lattice everlasting or kerosene bush. It grows to between 0.5 and 1 metre in height and has white-tomentose branchlets. The scale-like leaves are 1 to 3 mm long and 0.5 to 1 mm wide. These are green on the upper surface, and white tomentose below.[3] The flowerheads appear in dense clusters in summer and autumn[3] The species occurs in boggy sites and subalpine heathland in New South Wales and Victoria.[3] It was first formally described in 2010 in the journal Muelleria.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Ozothamnus cupressoides". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  2. ^ Corrick, M.G. & Fuhrer, B.A. (2001). Wildflowers of Victoria and adjoining areas. Australia: Bloomings Books. ISBN 1876473142. 
  3. ^ a b c "Ozothamnus sp. 1 sensu Fl. Victoria (1999)". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2010-01-01.