Schodde, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 87:228 (1963).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Large-fruited millotia.
Spreading annual herb to 8 cm high; glandular hairs absent; stems ascending, white-woolly; leaves narrowly linear, 0.5-2 cm long, c. 0.8 mm wide, hardly amplexicaul, white-woolly.
Peduncles to 1.9 cm long, distinct, leafless; involucre 6.5-8.5 mm long; bracts 6-9, uniseriate, linear, white-woolly, with acute fimbriate apices and very narrow hyaline margins; florets 15-25, 3- or 4-merous; corolla cream; tube 2-2.5 mm long, slightly deflexed, often becoming reddish; lobes obtuse or subacute, c. 0.3 mm long; anther cells c. 0.4 mm long.
Achene filiform, c. 10 mm long, minutely muricate, reddish-black, with a distinct narrower slightly flattened beak 3.5-7.5 mm long; pappus of c. 15-22 subplumose bristles 1.3-1.8 mm long, shorter than the corolla.
On sand dunes.
S.Aust.: GT, FR, EA, EP, MU. N.T.; Vic.
Flowering time: Aug. — Oct.
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