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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Compositae
Podolepis longipedata

Citation: Cunn. ex DC., Prod. 6:163 (1838).

Synonymy: P, mitchellii Sonder, Linnaea 25:508 (1852). , Podolepis mitchellii

Common name: None

Description:
Annual herb to 60 cm high; stems erect, few-branched, brownish, sparsely cobwebby; basal leaves oblanceolate, attenuate at the base, acute, 3-10 cm long, 4-12 mm wide, slightly cobwebby, soon withering; cauline leaves narrowly lanceolate to linear, subamplexicaul, 1-10 cm long, 1-5 mm wide, slightly cobwebby.

Capitula in loose cymes of 3-7; peduncles 1-5 cm long, erect, cobwebby, with several scarious scale leaves; involucres hemispherical, 1.5-2 cm diam., 1-1.5 cm long; bract laminae imbricate, triangular, acute, stramineous to pale-brown, finely erose-ciliate, smooth; intermediate bracts c. 8 mm long, with linear glandular claws longer than the laminae; ray florets 30-40; ligules cuneate, 15-20 mm long, deeply 3-toothed, bright-yellow; disk florets numerous, yellow.

Achenes c. 2 mm long, densely papillose; pappus bristles 20-30, barbellate, dilated and connate at the base.

Published illustration: K. A. W. Williams (1984) Native plants of Queensland 2:229.

Distribution:  Occurs in mallee on sand.

S.Aust.: GT, EP.   Qld; N.S.W.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Oct. — Dec.


SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: In this State, P. longipedata is only recorded from a small area around Mooname Station, west of Lake Gairdner, c. 1,200 km from the remainder of its range.

Author: Not yet available


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