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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Compositae
Podotheca

Citation: Cass., Dict. Sci. Nat. 23:561 (1822).

Derivation: Greek pous, podos, foot; theke, case; referring to the shortly stipitate achenes.

Synonymy: Podosperma Labill., Nov. Holl. Pl. Sp. 2:35, t. 177 (1806).

Common name: None

Description:
Aromatic herbs with viscid glandular hairs; stems terete; leaves basal and cauline, sessile, alternate, entire.

Capitula terminal, pedunculate, solitary, large, homogamous; involucres narrowly conical; bracts multiseriate, unequal, free, imbricate, the outer ones herbaceous, the inner ones scarious; receptacle flat, naked, pitted; florets all tubular, bisexual, fertile, 5-merous; corolla narrowly cylindrical, with minute subacute lobes, shortly exceeding the involucre, yellow; anthers tailed at the base, with short apical appendages; style branches linear, subterete, with short dilated papillose apices.

Achenes subterete, fusiform, on short pedicels which persist on the receptacle, pubescent; pappus uniseriate, of free plumose bristles, persistent.

Distribution:  6 species in Australia.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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