Brachyscome gracilis G.L.R.Davis

Dookie Daisy

Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 79: 206, figs 9-13 (1954) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Ascending to erect annual, 6–35 cm high, with scattered, eglandular and glandular hairs. Leaves basal and cauline, c. obovate to oblong in outline, 0.4–9 cm long, 1–18 mm wide, commonly 1-pinnatisect (1 or 2 uppermost leaves small and entire), usually conspicuously dilated basally, glabrous or with scattered hairs. Bracts 8–14, 1-seriate, c. equal, 1.6–4.1 mm long, 0.8–1.7 mm wide, mainly green but with scarious, minutely denticulate often purplish margins, glabrous or with scattered glandular hairs; ligules 4–5 mm long, white. Cypselas somewhat dimorphic, obovate to cuneate, distinctly curved, 1.1–2.2 mm long, red-brown or black, tubercles terminating in eglandular hairs with curled apices, glandular hairs absent; ray floret cypselas usually with 1 ridge per face, tuberculate; disk floret cypselas with 2 ridges per face, variably distinct, equally developed, usually broadening in upper part to form 'shoulders', tuberculate between ridges; pappus 0.2–0.4 mm long.

CVU, Gold, HNF, MuF, NIS, RobP, VAlp, VRiv.

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, 2015-11-06
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Brachyscome
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Brachyscome gracilis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Brachyscome gracilis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales