Wendl., Collect. Pl. 2:32 (1808).
Synonymy: Cassinia aurea R. Br. in W. T. Aiton, Hort. Kew. edn 2, 5:184 (1813).
Common name: Hairy cup-flower (or angianthus).
Annual herb 5-35 cm high; stems numerous from the base, simple or branched, erect or ascending, cobwebby to white-tomentose; leaves alternate, flat, oblanceolate, 0.5-5 cm long, 1-5 mm wide, cobwebby, greyish-green.
Compound heads ellipsoid to ovoid, 0.7-5 cm long, 4-10 mm diam., with 150-1000 capitula; common involucral bracts few, 2-3 mm long, not enclosing the broad base of the inflorescence; bracts subtending capitula solitary, rarely 2-4 overlapping, more or less ovate, 2.3-3 mm long, glabrous or the midrib hairy near the apex; capitular involucral bracts 2.1-2.8 mm long, with midribs glabrous or rarely sparsely glandular-hairy, the inner pair attenuate near the base; corolla evenly or abruptly tapered, 5-toothed, 1.3-2 mm long.
Achene obconical, 0.5-0.8 mm long; pappus of 2 or 3 jagged scarious scales 0.2-0.7 mm long, each bearing 1 or 2 bristles subequal to the corolla, plumose at the apex.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 708.
Occurs in coastal scrub, mallee, woodland and saline depressions.
S.Aust.: LE, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, SE. W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: Aug. — Dec.
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