G.L. Davis, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 81:272 (1957).
Synonymy: Panaetia muelleri Sonder, Linnaea 25:505 (1853); Podolepis lessonii sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 921 (1957), non Benth.
, Podolepis cupulata
Common name: Small copper-wire daisy.
Annual herb 5-22 cm high; stems erect or ascending, sparsely branched, wiry, red-brown, slightly cobwebby to glabrescent; basal leaves few, elliptical to oblanceolate, 1-4 cm long, more or less cobwebby, soon withering; cauline leaves lanceolate, amplexicaul, acute, up to 4 cm long, to 7 mm wide, sparsely cobwebby.
Peduncles 1-4 cm long, wiry, erect, naked, glabrous; capitula few in loose inflorescences; involucres hemispherical to campanulate, 3.5-7 mm diam., 5-6 mm long; bract laminae broadly ovate, acute, minutely erose-ciliate, stramineous, often bluish distally, smooth; intermediate bracts c. 4 mm long, with curved narrowlinear glandular claws; innermost bracts with broad thickened oblong claws adhering to form a cup around the florets and becoming cartilaginous, with small triangular scarious laminae; outer florets 3-7, female, sterile, tubular; corolla 3- or 4-lobed, slightly asymmetric, yellow; inner florets 18-40, bisexual, fertile, tubular; corolla 5-lobed, yellow, exceeding the involucre.
Achenes c. 1.5 mm long, sparsely papillate; pappus bristles absent from female florets, up to 13 on bisexual florets, shortly plumose, very shortly connate.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 663.
Occurs on coastal cliffs and on stony sites further inland.
S.Aust.: FR, EP, SL. Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: Aug. — Oct.
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