F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 8:143 (1874).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Desert sneezeweed.
Perennial herb to 30 cm high; stems numerous, ascending to erect, rigid, robust, branched, terete, glabrous; leaves oblanceolate, shallowly serrate, 0.8-2.5 cm long, 2-7 mm wide, glabrous or subglabrous.
Capitula sessile, ovoid with a flat truncate apex, 3-5 mm long, 4-5 mm diam., greenish; involucre cup-shaped, becoming hardened in fruit; bracts obtuse, 2-4.5 mm long; female florets 2- or 3-seriate; bisexual rotors 10-15.
Achenes 2.5-3 mm long, clavate, with a rounded glabrous apex extending c. 1 mm above the ribbed portion.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 672.
In various communities of the arid zone, usually on sites subject to flooding.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, GT, FR, EA, EP, MU.
Flowering time: most of the year.
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