Brachyscome ciliaris var. brachyglossa Gauba

Victorian Naturalist 65: 185 (1948) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect annual herb; stem and branches with moderately dense glandular hairs and occasional pilose hairs reducing in density downwards. Leaves to 1.5 cm long, with moderately dense glandular hairs and occasional pilose hairs, pinnatisect to pinnatifid with 1–4 segments on each side; segments linear, acute. Peduncles with dense glandular hairs. Involucral bracts with dense glandular hairs. Ligules to 2 mm long. Cypselas 1.4–1.6 mm long, with glandular hairs in medial longitudinal band on lateral faces; marginal wings present on disc florets, ciliate with glandular hairs; pappus minute ring of teeth c. 0.1 mm high. Flowers spring.

Occurs in northern Victoria in sandy loam and clay loam soil in mallee eucalypt communities, open woodlands of Eucalyptus camaldulensis and grasslands.

The transition from winged to unwinged cypselas can be gradual with some disc cypselas developing wings on only one margin (Short 2014).

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2015-12-24