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Family: Compositae
Pleuropappus phyllocalymmeus

Citation: F. Muell., J. Trans. Vict. Inst. 1:37 (1855).

Synonymy: Angianthus pleuropappus Benth., Fl. Aust. 3:563 (1867), nom. illegit.; A. phyllocalymmeus (F. Muell.) Druce, Rep. Botl Soc. Exch. Club Br. Isl. 1916:604 (1917).

Common name: None

Description:
Annual 4-15 cm high; stems several from the base, ascending, simple or fewbranched, pubescent to glabrescent; leaves linear to narrowly oblanceolate, mucronate, 7-12 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, greyish cobwebby-tomentose.

Compound heads 8-20 mm long, 3-5 mm diam., with 40-100 capitula, usually solitary, golden, lustrous; bracts of common involucre spreading, up to 7 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide; bracts subtending the capitula ovate to elliptic, 1.8-2.2 mm long, 1-1.2 mm wide; capitular involucral bracts c. 2 mm long, the outer pair concave, broad at the base, the inner pair flat, attenuate at the base; corolla c. 1.5 mm long.

Achene c. 0.8 mm long; pappus scale hyaline, c. 1 mm long on the longer side.

Distribution:  Occurs on the edges of saline depressions, usually with Halosarcia.

S.Aust.: EP, MU, YP.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Sept. — Dec.


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