Calotis cymbacantha F.Muell.


Linnaea 25: 400 (1853) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect, branched, hirsute, annual or short-lived perennial, 10–30(–40) cm high. Leaves oblong to narrow-obovate in outline, 10–65 mm long, 7–15 mm wide, coarsely toothed to pinnatifid, or the uppermost subentire; basal leaves usually pseudopetiolate, upper leaves sessile. Capitula 12–20 mm diam.; involucral bracts ovate to obovate, 3–5 mm long, with mixed eglandular and shorter glandular hairs; ray florets c. 15–40, yellow, 4.5–6 mm long; disc florets sterile. Cypsela body 2–3 mm long, tuberculate on each face, brown; awns 2 (rarely alternating with 2 much smaller), spreading at right-angles to plane of cypsela faces, 2–6 mm long, stout, dilated and concave at their bases and united across the top of the cypsela body, barbed near apex. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

LoM, MuM. Also NT, SA, NSW. Rare in Victoria. Confined to dune-mallee areas of the far north-west, where sometimes locally common following fire.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Calotis. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-02-09
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Calotis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Calotis cymbacantha in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Calotis cymbacantha in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native

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South Australia
New South Wales