Coll. Pl. 2: 31, t. 48 (1810) APNI
Erect or ascending, cobwebbed to tomentose annual to c. 45 cm high, simple or branched. Leaves oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 5–50 mm long, 1–5 mm wide, grey-green. Compound heads ellipsoid to narrow-ovoid, 7–50 mm long, 4–11 mm diam. with 150–1000 capitula; bracts subtending compound heads inconspicuous. Capitulum-subtending bracts 1(–4), hyaline; capitular bracts 1.8–3 mm long, the midrib glabrous or with glandular hairs. Florets 2 per capitulum; corolla 5-lobed, tube 1.2–2.2 mm long. Cypselas obconical, 0.5–0.8 mm long, c. 0.3 mm diam., papillose; pappus of 2 or 3 jagged scales, 0.25–0.8 mm long, each terminating in 1 or 2 terminally subplumose bristles extending to c. the length of the corolla-tube. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
LoM, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Localised in the far north-west, but sometimes locally common, mainly in mallee eucalypt communities.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|