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Calotis scabiosifolia

Citation: Sonder & F. Muell. ex Sonder, Linnaea 25:471 (1853) var. scabiosifolia.

Synonymy: C. muelleri Sonder, Linnaea 25:470 (1853).

Common name: Rough burr-daisy.

Stoloniferous perennial herb to 45 cm high; stems unbranched or few-branched, erect or ascending, scabrous to pubescent, never woody; radical leaves petiolate, lanceolate to elliptic, 4-18 cm long, 7-40 mm wide, dentate to pinnatipartite with serrate segments; cauline leaves mostly sessile, entire or dentate, elliptic, 0.5-2.5 cm long, 2-10 mm wide, subamplexicaul at the base, scabrous to hirsute.

Capitula solitary or in loose leafy terminal cymes of 2-6, 2-3 cm diam.; receptacle hemispherical, 3.5-4 cm diam., with acute scales; involucral bracts elliptic, acute, 18-30, 3-9 mm long, scabrous; ray florets 15-65, 2- or 3-seriate; ligules oblanceolate to oblong, 7-12 mm long, white to mauve.

Achenes 2.7-4 mm long, smooth, glabrous, wingless but with prominent marginal ridges; pappus of 5 or 6 main awns 1-4 mm long, barbed distally, often with several smaller awns to 1 mm long, all awns hairy at the base; disk florets sterile.

Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 656.

Distribution:  Mainly in forest and woodland communities.

  Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: May — Oct.

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