Kew Bull. 56: 1015 (2001) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Annual or perennial taprooted herb, 10–80 cm high; stems simple or branched, erect, densely septate-papillose. Leaves linear to narrowly elliptic, 1–10 cm long, 1–5 mm wide, septate-papillose, sometimes also with arachnoid hairs, apex acute. Capitula terminal in panicle-like or corymbose inflorescence, or solitary, 1.5–4.0 cm diam.; outer involucral bracts obtuse, inner bracts elliptic, 0.5–1.8 cm long, white, smooth, apex mucronate; florets yellow, female florets in a single outer series. Cypselas c. 3 mm long; pappus white, 7–9 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Feb.
WPro. Also Tas. (including Bass Strait islands). Recorded from a few islands (e.g. Wattle, Glennie and Citadel Islands) around Wilsons Promontory, with a 1983 collection from the adjacent mainland.
Some plants in Tasmania have involucral bracts with pink tips, or rarely, wholly golden capitula.
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