C. Carter, Telopea 1:392 (1978).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Small stemless annual herb to 2 cm high; leaves basal, more or less erect, linear and entire or pinnatisect with 1-4 linear segments, obtuse, 0.5-2 cm long, 1-2 mm wide, glabrous, thickened, semisucculent.
Peduncles radical, robust, to 2.5 cm long (the first-formed one less than 1 cm long), leafless, glabrous; receptacle hemispherical, 1.5-2 mm diam.; involucral bracts 6-9, ovate to broadly obovate, obtuse, 3-4 mm long, glabrous, with purplish entire apices; ray florets 4-10; ligules oblong, to 1 mm long, white; disk florets 5-20; anthers with terminal appendages.
Achenes broadly curieate, straight, terete, 1.5-2.5 mm long, brown; margins with thickened wings bearing silky glandular hairs to 1 mm long; faces smooth, glabrous; pappus prominent, 1-1.5 mm long, with unequal bristles fused into bundles.
Flowering time: Aug. — Sept.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Very close to depauperate material of B. lineariloba, which occurs in the same areas, and segregated from it on the basis of the chromosome number of 2n = 8.
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