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Family: Compositae
Ixiolaena chloroleuca

Citation: Haegi, sp. nov.

Synonymy: I. leptolepis sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 907 (1957), partly, non Benth.

Common name: None

Erect much-branched perennial herb 10-45 cm tall and diam., with a woody base; stems at first densely white-tomentose with cottony hairs, gradually becoming glabrous; leaves oblanceolate to elliptic, usually narrowly so, acuminate with a conspicuous soft mucro, 1.5-5 cm long, 2-7 mm wide (on seedlings up to 10 mm), glabrous or with scattered glandular hairs.

Peduncles 5-10 cm long, with distant usually much-reduced leaves; capitula hemispherical (involucre with rounded oblique sides), 15-20 mm diam.; involucral bracts more or less linear, subequal, densely glandular-hairy and with tufts of woolly hairs just below the tips, the inner bracts with pale-brown ovate-acuminate laciniate scarious tips; florets bright-yellow; seeding heads soft, quickly disintegrating.

Achenes glabrous; pappus bristles 8-12, as long as the corolla, 0.1-0.2 mm broad at the base and united for 0.2 mm from it.

Distribution:  Found on a range of sites from gibber plain to sandy creek banks and tablelands but usually in somewhat sandy soils.

  N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic. (far northwest).

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: evidently rainfall — dependent but mostly May — Sept.

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Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: Holotype:. E. Brown s.n., S.Aust., Gairdner-Torrens region, Andamooka (3044'S, 13712'E), 21.ix. 1978 (AD 97843431). Isotypes K, NSW, PERTH distribuendi. I. leptolepi F. Muell. affinis sed caulibus albopannosis, bracteis involucri angustioribus, omnibus plusminusve longitudinis aequalae (quamquam exterioribus sine laminis), caespite e pilis lanalis infra laminas ovatas (non triangulares vel subulatas) dignoscenda. The epithet (Greek chloros green, leucos white) refers to the contrasting glabrous green leaves and white-tomentose stems characteristic of this species.

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