Key to Tasmanian Dicots

Abrotanella forsteroides (Asteraceae) 2:371

Abrotanella forsteroides is a common cushion plant especially in the eastern and central mountains. It forms dense dark green cushions that are often intermixed with other cushion plants. It has a fine hair at the tip of each leaf. 

It can be confused with Donatia novae-zelandiae, which has dense hairy leaf axils, and Dracophyllum minimum which has reddish tips to the leaves and lacks hairs. Other superficially similar cushion species (Phyllachne colensoi, Scleranthus and Colobanthus species) have distinctly yellowish green foliage. Chionohebe ciliolata is only known from a single ridge on Ben Lomond.

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