Chrysocephalum

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves cauline, sessile, alternate, more or less entire, glandular-hairy. Capitula sessile or pedunculate, hemispherical, terminal, solitary or clustered in groups; involucral bracts many-seriate, ciliate, equal or unequal, membranous or papery; receptacle flat, naked, pitted. Florets tubular, all bisexual or a few outer ones female, yellow; corolla deeply 5-lobed, narrow below, dilated above; anthers tailed at base, with a concave appendage at apex; style bilobed, with truncate branches, inner surfaces papillose. Cypselas obloid, c. 4-angled, papillose; pappus of free, barbellate, capillary bristles.

8 species, endemic to Australia and found in all States.

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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