Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 44 (1855)
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Decumbent to erect, cobwebbed annual to c. 14 cm high, simple or branched. Leaves oblanceolate, narrowly elliptic or c. linear, 10–32 mm long, 1–5 mm wide. Compound heads ovoid or ellipsoid, often narrowly so, 10–39 mm long, 5–8 mm diam., with 100–300 capitula; bracts subtending compound heads inconspicuous or to c. one-quarter the length of the head. Capitulum-subtending bracts 1(–3), hyaline; capitular bracts 2.1–3.2 mm long, midrib hairy towards apex. Florets 2 per capitulum; corolla 5-lobed, tube 1.3–2.2 mm long. Cypselas obovoid, 0.5–0.8 mm long, c. 0.3 mm diam., papillose; pappus cup-shaped, variably jagged, often with 1 or 2 bristles half to two-thirds the length of the corolla. Flowers Sep.–Dec.
LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Rare in Victoria and confined to the north-west, often on edges of saline depressions.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|