Calotis anthemoides F.Muell.

Cut-leaf Burr-daisy

Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 44 (1855)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted, stoloniferous, glabrescent perennial, to c. 20 cm high. Basal leaves deeply pinnatisect or bi-pinnatisect, c. oblong in outline, 4–12 cm long, 6–20 mm wide, divided to the midrib, the segments typically 0.5–1 mm wide; scape leaves c. oblong, to 6 mm long, entire or toothed. Scapes unbranched; capitula 12–20 mm diam.; involucral bracts c. broadly elliptic to orbicular, 3–4.5 mm long; ray florets 40–70, 4–7 mm long, white; disc florets sterile. Cypsela body 1–1.5 mm long, with prominent marginal wings, pale brown, pubescent and conically raised at apex, the faces centrally ridged, smooth and glabrous; awns 7–12, subequal or unequal, stout, 0.5–2 mm long, minutely barbed apically, villous near base. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

CVU, Gold, GGr, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW, ACT. Scattered north and west of Melbourne (e.g. Sunshine, Camperdown, Moyston, Dunkeld, Numurkah regions) on heavy soils prone to waterlogging, but now rather rare due to habitat depletion.

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 anthemoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Calotis anthemoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory