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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Compositae
Brachycome muelleri

Citation: Sonder, Linnaea 25:475 (1853).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Annual herb to 20 cm high; stems short, glabrous, branching at ground level; leaves basal and near-basal, sometimes forming a rosette, pinnatipartite with curved ovate segments, along a rhachis c. 3 mm wide, slightly amplexicaul at the base, 2-12 cm long, 0.5-2 cm wide, glabrous, flaccid.

Peduncles erect to ascending, robust, 6-18 cm long, glabrous, with 1-3 reduced leaves near the base; receptacle convex, c. 2 mm diam.; involucral bracts 14-16, oblanceolate, acute, 4-5.5 mm long, green, entire, minutely glandular-ciliate; ray florets 25-30; ligules linear, c. 5 mm long, white to pale-mauve; anthers with terminal appendages.

Achenes c. 2 mm long, turgid, glabrous, black; margins with broad revolute wings partly enclosing the body of the achene; pappus a ring of microscopic papillae.

Distribution:  Among rocks in Acacia-Dodonaea scrub.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: June — Sept.


SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: Originally described from the Para River, but has not subsequently been collected in the SL region, and is apparently restricted to a small area of Eyre Peninsula.

Author: Not yet available


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