Cunn. ex DC., Prod. 6:163 (1838).
Synonymy: P, mitchellii Sonder, Linnaea 25:508 (1852).
, Podolepis mitchellii
Common name: None
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.
K. A. W. Williams (1984) Native plants of Queensland 2:229.
Occurs in mallee on sand.
S.Aust.: GT, EP. Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: Oct. — Dec.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
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.
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