Nuytsia 8: 445 (1992) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Annual herb to c. 30 cm tall. Leaves linear or oblanceolate, 2–7 cm long, 2–6 mm wide, grey-cottony. Capitula 2–3 cm diam., hemispherical, bracts reflexed in fruit. Outer involucral bracts sessile, broadly ovate, hyaline to pale brown; intermediate bracts with glandular-hairy claws, laminae triangular, ovate or subcircular, 3–10 mm long, yellow, base cottony; inner bracts with a much shorter lamina and a scariously-winged claw. Cypselas c. obovoid, c. 3 mm long, obscurely angled, brown, often warty; pappus bristles 10–20.
HSF, MuF, MuM, VRiv. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Apparently confined to Mildura and Swan Hill (both pre-1900 collections), and Serpentine near Inglewood (1959), but possibly more widespread on the northern plains, some non-vouchered records possibly having been referred to the very similar L. albicans subsp. albicans var. albicans. The 2 taxa are difficult to circumscribe (Wilson 1960).
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