A. Gray, Hooker's J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 3:152 (1851).
Synonymy: C. tenella F. Muell., J. Trans. Vict. Inst. 1:130 (1855);Angianthus tenellus (F. Muell.) Benth., Fl. Aust. 3:564 (1867).
Common name: Slender angianthus.
Annual 3-5 cm high; stems erect or ascending, simple or few-branched, dark-reddish, with glandular hairs; leaves subopposite below, alternate above, oblanceolate to elliptic, obtuse, 2-8 mm long, less than 1 mm wide, grey-pubescent with glandular hairs.
Compound heads cylindrical to slightly clavate, 0.5-2 cm long, 2-2.5 mm diam., with 40-150 capitula, solitary or several in a corymb; bracts subtending capitula broadly elliptic to broadly ovate, 1.5-2 mm long, 2-2.5 mm wide, brownish; involucral bracts 2, c. 1.5 mm long, broadly ovate, erose to ciliate, concave, with obscure mid-veins; florets usually 2, 3-5-merous; corolla tube tapered, c. 0.7 mm long.
Achenes c. 0.5 mm long, c. 0.3 mm diam.; pappus absent.
Occurs around saline depressions and granite outcrops and in open woodland.
Flowering time: Sept. — Nov.
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