Calomeria

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Biennial herb; young growth viscid, glabrous to tomentose. Leaves alternate, sessile, stem-clasping, auriculate at base. Inflorescences pyramidal, spreading, leafy at the base. Capitula cylindric, hyaline, brown to maroon; involucral bracts several-seriate, lanceolate, hyaline, yellow or reddish with lamina narrow-triangular, erect, flat, plicate, margins entire; receptacle bracts and female florets absent; bisexual florets tubular, 5-lobed, anthers tailed at base; style branches truncate, papillose. Cypselas without pappus.

A monotypic genus, endemic to southern Australia. Closely allied to Apalochlamys but lacking pappus and receptacle bracts.

Source: Puttock, C.F. (1999). Calomeria. 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 Calomeria
Subordinate taxa