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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Compositae
Dimorphocoma

Citation: F. Muell. & Tate, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 6:107 (1883).

Derivation: Greek di, two; morphe, form; kome, hair; referring to the pappus of both bristles and scales.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Small annual herb; vestiture non-glandular; leaves cauline, alternate, flat, entire.

Capitula terminal on the branches, radiate, heterogamous; involucres cup-shaped, becoming reflexed in fruit; bracts herbaceous with scarious margins, imbricate, 2- or 3-seriate; receptacle flat, naked, smooth; ray florets female, fertile, uniseriate, ligulate; style branches linear-subulate, flattened, glabrous, acute.

Ray achenes flattened, obovate, with marginal ridges, villous with shortly 2-fid hairs; pappus 2-seriate, the outer series of numerous barbellate bristles, the inner of linear scarious scales; disk florets tubular, bisexual, sterile, 4-merous; anthers acute at the base with short acute terminal appendages; style almost entire, papillose and tapering towards the apex; disk achenes abortive; pappus of a few small scales and bristles.

Distribution:  endemic to S.Aust.

Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: Monotypic

Author: Not yet available


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