Hook. f., London J. Bot. 6:121 (1847).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Tiny cudweed.
Annual herb to 8 cm high, lacking stolons; stems several from the base, densely branched, erect to ascending, pubescent; leaves all cauline, narrowly oblong to linear, acute, 0.5-1.5 cm long, 1-2 mm wide, flat, greyish-woolly on both surfaces, with straight margins.
Capitula in dense or loose terminal clusters subtended by 3-5 longer leaf-like bracts; capitular involucral bracts in c. 2 subequal series, linear, acute to obtuse, 2-2.5 mm long, scarious, pale-brown, the outer ones sparsely woolly near the base; female florets 18-30; corollas narrowly conical, c. 1.5 mm long; bisexual florets 1-4; corollas narrowly tubular, 2-3 mm long.
Achenes fusiform, c. 0.6 mm long, straw-coloured; pappus bristles 5-8, free, deciduous separately, c. 2 mm long, uniformly barbellate.
On temporarily wet ground in a variety of communities.
W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: Aug. — Nov. (in southern areas).
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