Ammobium

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Woolly perennial or annual herbs; stems winged. Leaves mostly basal, entire; cauline leaves alternate. Capitula pedunculate, broadly cupular, terminal, solitary or in loose corymbose groups; involucral bracts in several series, unequal, consisting of ovate papery laminae on successively longer herbaceous claws; receptacle conical with a large persistent scale subtending each floret. Florets bisexual, tubular, more or less equal; corolla shortly 5-lobed, sparsely glandular; anthers tailed at base, with a triangular apical appendage; style bilobed, with linear truncate branches, apices conical and papillose. Cypselas compressed, unequally 4-angled, glabrous; pappus an entire membranous cup with 2–4 short straight awns.

2 species, both from eastern mainland Australia.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. 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 Ammobium
Subordinate taxa