Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial herb with a creeping rhizome. Leaves basal and cauline, alternate, entire to pinnatisect. Capitula pedunculate, terminal, solitary or in corymbose groups; involucre cylindric, bracts imbricate, 3–5-seriate, unequal; receptacle flat, glabrous or with a few minute hairs, pitted. Florets bisexual, ligulate, more or less equal, yellow, sometimes purplish towards base; anthers sagittate at base, orange, with a short dark triangular apical appendage; style bilobed, with linear densely papillose branches. Cypselas oblong, compressed, attenuate at apex, margins prominently winged, each face 3-ribbed with 1 or more ribs often becoming winged; pappus multiseriate, of more or less equal free barbellate bristles and cottony hairs.

Monotypic genus from coastal areas of Australia.

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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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
Higher taxa
genus Actites
Subordinate taxa