Bedfordia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs or small trees, stellate-tomentose on young growth, leaf undersides and inflorescences. Leaves alternate, petiolate, entire. Capitula campanulate, in dense axillary panicles that are shorter than subtending leaves; involucral bracts 1-seriate, c. equal, somewhat joined at base, herbaceous with scarious margins; receptacle flat, pitted, glabrous. Florets tubular, bisexual, hardly longer than involucre, yellow or orange; corolla deeply 5-lobed, lobes recurved; anthers linear-spathulate, obtuse at base; style bilobed, branches compressed, linear, obtuse. Cypselas cylindric, striate, glabrous; pappus of many fine barbed bristles.

3 species, all endemic to south-eastern 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 Bedfordia
Subordinate taxa