Muelleria 7: 222 (1990) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Annual herbs 1–10 cm high; branches glabrous to lanate. Leaves linear to narrowly oblong or elliptic, ovate, or lanceolate, 4.5–12 mm long, 0.5–2.2 mm wide, semi-succulent, with a short mucro, usually glabrous but sometimes sparsely lanate. Compound heads depressed-ovoid, 4–7 mm long, 5–11 mm diam., subtended by a general involucre usually c. half as long as head and inconspicuous in mature heads but sometimes outer leafy bracts about as long as head; general receptacle c. convex, glabrous. Capitula 8–50 per compound head; involucral bracts 4–7, outer bracts densely hairy at apex, inner ones sparsely hairy at apex; florets 1 per capitulum. Cypselas 1.3–1.5 mm long; pappus a jagged ring 0.3–0.4 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
MuM, Wim. Endemic in Victoria. A very rare species found only in the Antwerp-Jeparit area and near Mitre, typically occurring in samphire communities on the edge of saline flats.
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