Cymbonotus

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rosetted perennial or annual herbs; indumentum of cottony and longer glandular hairs. Leaves all basally rosetted, pseudopetiolate, toothed to deeply pinnatisect, flat. Capitula radiate, terminal, solitary, pedunculate; involucral bracts 2- or 3-seriate, herbaceous with scarious margins; receptacle slightly convex, with small scarious scales, pitted. Florets yellow; ray florets female, 1-seriate, ligulate; disc florets bisexual, fertile, tubular; corolla deeply 5-lobed; anthers sagittate at base, with an ovate apical appendage; style with short obtuse branches, smooth. Cypselas asymmetrically oblong to obovoid, ridged on posterior side, grooved on anterior side, glabrous or minutely pubescent; pappus absent.

3 species, all endemic to 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 Cymbonotus
Subordinate taxa