Brachyscome exilis Sond.

Finger-leaved Daisy

Linnaea 25: 473 (1853) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Ascending to erect annual, 4–22 cm high, glabrous or with glandular hairs. Leaves basal and cauline, oblong to narrowly obovate in outline, 0.5–2.5 cm long, 2–10 mm wide, mostly pinnatisect (some entire and more or less linear), 3–7-lobed, glabrous or with scattered glandular hairs, slightly dilated basally. Peduncles glabrous or with glandular hairs; bracts c. 10–15, c. 1-seriate, c. equal or somewhat unequal, ovate or elliptic, 1.9–2.5 mm long, 0.5–0.9 mm wide, mainly green but with scarious, often purplish, glandular-hairy margins, glabrous or with scattered glandular hairs; ligules c. 3–4 mm long, white. Cypselas c. narrowly obovoid or clavate, straight, 1.5–1.9 mm long, 0.4–0.6 mm wide, brown or grey-brown; lateral faces somewhat concave; pappus absent Flowers Sep.–Dec.

LoM, MuM. Also WA, SA, NSW. Occurring in the north-west of the state in a range of habitats, e.g. with saltbush on saline gypseous soils, in mallee eucalypt communities and in Belah woodlands.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Brachyscome. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-07-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Brachyscome
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales