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New Holland Daisy
Vittadinia arida habit.jpg
Vittadinia arida
Scientific classification

  • Brachycome Gaudich.
  • Erigeron section Vittadinia (A.Rich.) Baillon

Vittadinia is a genus of Australian and New Zealand plants in the aster tribe within the daisy family.[2][3]


The genus Vittadinia is attributed to the French botanist Achille Richard in 1832.[4] He described a species collected in New Zealand as Vittadinia australis, noting that although it had similarities to the genus Aster, there were sufficient differences to distinguish it. Two he considered significant were that Vittadinia has only two rows of involucral bracts and that its anthers are free and bent into a shape resembling a bayonet.[2]

Although species of Vittadinia were described from Hawaii by Asa Gray,[5] and are accepted by some sources,[1] these are now considered to belong to the genus Tetramolopium by the online Flora of the Hawaiian Islands,[6] so that Vittadinia does not occur in Hawaii.


currently accepted[1][7][8]
  1. Vittadinia arida N.T.Burb.WA NT Qld SA NSW
  2. Vittadinia australasica (Turcz.) N.T.Burb. – Sticky New Holland Daisy – Qld NSW Vic SA NT WA Tas
  3. Vittadinia australis A.Rich.NZ; naturalised in India
  4. Vittadinia bicolor N.T.Burb.Qld
  5. Vittadinia blackii N.T.Burb. – Western New Holland Daisy – NSW Vic SA WA
  6. Vittadinia burbidgeae A.M.Gray & RozefeldsTas
  7. Vittadinia cervicularis N.T.Burb. – Annual New Holland Daisy – Qld NSW Vic SA NT WA
  8. Vittadinia condyloides N.T.Burb. – Club-hair New Holland Daisy – NSW Vic SA WA
  9. Vittadinia constricta N.T.Burb.Qld
  10. Vittadinia cuneata DC. – Fuzweed, Fuzzy New Holland Daisy – Qld NSW Vic SA NT WA Tas
  11. Vittadinia decora N.T.Burb.Qld
  12. Vittadinia diffusa N.T.Burb.Qld
  13. Vittadinia dissecta (Benth.) N.T.Burb. – Dissected New Holland Daisy – Qld NSW Vic SA NT WA Tas
  14. Vittadinia eremaea N.T.Burb.Qld NSW Vic SA NT WA
  15. Vittadinia gracilis (Hook.f.) N.T.Burb. – Woolly New Holland Daisy – Qld NSW Vic SA NT WA Tas
  16. Vittadinia hispidula F.Muell. ex A.GrayWA NT QldNSW
  17. Vittadinia humerata N.T.Burb.WA
  18. Vittadinia megacephala (Benth.) J.M.Black – Giant New Holland Daisy – SA Vic
  19. Vittadinia muelleri N.T.Burb. – Narrow-leaf New Holland Daisy – Qld NSW V Tas
  20. Vittadinia nullarborensis N.T.Burb.WA SA
  21. Vittadinia obovata N.T.Burb.WA NT Qld SA
  22. Vittadinia pterochaeta (F.Muell. ex Benth.) J.M.Black – Winged New Holland Daisy, Rough Fuzzweed – Qld NSW Vic SA NT
  23. Vittadinia pustulata N.T.Burb.Qld NSW Vic SA NT WA
  24. Vittadinia scabra DC.Qld NT NSW
  25. Vittadinia spechtii N.T.Burb.NT WA
  26. Vittadinia sulcata N.T.Burb. – Furrowed New Holland Daisy – NSW Qld NT Vic SA WA
  27. Vittadinia tenuissima (Benth.) J.M.Black – Western New Holland Daisy, Delicate New Holland Daisy – NSW Qld Vic
  28. Vittadinia triloba (Gaudich.) DC.NZ, NSW
  29. Vittadinia virgata N.T.Burb.NT WA
formerly included[1]

Species formerly included in the genus Vittadinia, but now placed in Baccharis, Camptacra, Microgyne, Minuria and Tetramolopium, include:[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Flann, C. (ed) (2009+). Global Compositae Checklist. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b Richard, Achille (1832). Voyage de découvertes de l'Astrolabe. Botanique 1: Essai d'un Flore de la Nouvelle-Zélande. p. 250. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  3. ^ National Herbarium of New South Wales. "Genus Vittadinia". New South Wales FloraOnline. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Retrieved 2009-11-20.
  4. ^ "IPNI Plant Name Query Results for Vittadinia". The International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 2015-01-19.
  5. ^ Gray, Asa (1861). "Characters of some Compositae in the Collection of the United States South Pacific Exploring Expedition under Captain Wilkes, with Observations, &c.: §2 Tetramolopium". Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 5: 119–120. doi:10.2307/20021263. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "Query results for Vittadinia". Flora of the Hawaiian Islands. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Department of Botany. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Vittadinia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  8. ^ Atlas of Living Australia