Ixodia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs or subshrubs, viscid, glabrous or sparsely glandular-hairy, aromatic. Leaves alternate, entire, sessile, margins entire and flat or revolute. Inflorescence corymbose. Capitula discoid, homogamous, sessile or shortly pedunculate; involucral bracts multiseriate, the outermost in 2–4 rows, more or less herbaceous, the inner ones in c. 2 rows, each with a petaloid white, papery lamina extending from a narrow claw; receptacle conical, scales present. Florets bisexual; corolla 5-lobed; style branches truncate; anthers tailed. Cypselas 3–4-angled, oblong or obovate, glabrous or papillose-pubescent; pappus absent.

2 species, both endemic to southern Australia.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Ixodia. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
Higher taxa
genus Ixodia
Subordinate taxa