Benth., Fl. Aust. 3:557 (1867).
Synonymy: Hyalolepis rhizocephala DC., Prod. 6:149 (1838); Hyalolepis occidentalis F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 3:155 (1863).
, Myriocephalus rhizocephalus
Common name: Woolly-heads.
Annual herb 2-8 cm high, forming dense low mounds; stems 1 to several, usually branched, weak, covered by the broad sheathing leaf bases, sometimes much reduced; leaves narrowly linear, erect, acute, 2-7 cm long, c. 1 mm wide, glabrous, subterete, bright-green.
Compound heads broadly hemispherical, 0.9-1.6 cm diam., sessile near ground level and far exceeded by the leaves; bracts of the common involucre erect, obovate to broadly lanceolate, to 5 mm long, hyaline with green midribs, cobwebby with short subacute glabrous apices; bracts subtending the capitula very narrow, hyaline; capitular involucral bracts 3-5, narrowly oblanceolate, c. 4 mm long, hyaline above, indurated and connate near the base; floret solitary, 3-merous or less often 4-merous; corolla pale-yellow.
achenes fusiform, 1.5-2 mm long, sparsely pubescent, brown; pappus of one simple erect bristle c. 1.5 mm long.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 673.
In moister microhabitats within mallee, woodland and other communities.
S.Aust.: FR, EP, NL, MU, SL, KI, SE. W.Aust.: N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: Sept. — Dec.
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