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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Compositae
Podotheca angustifolia

Citation: Sticky long-heads, sticky-heads.

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

Common name: None

Description:
Annual herb 4-20 cm high; stems several, decumbent to ascending, smooth, puberulent; basal leaves linear, attenuate at the base, acute, 2-8 cm long, soon withering; cauline leaves erect, linear to narrowly oblanceolate, acute to subacute, 2-6 cm long, 1-3 mm wide, thick, bright-green, glandular-pubescent.

Capitula close to the ground, erect, on short leafy peduncles swollen at the apex; involucre 2.4-4 cm long; bracts numerous, lanceolate, glandular, viscid; florets 35-55; corollas 2-3 cm long.

Achenes 2-3 mm long, greybrown, finely pubescent; pappus bristles 5, equal, 2.5-3.5 cm long, plumose but glabrous near the base.

Published illustration: Cochrane et al. (1968) Flowers and plants of Victoria, fig. 164.

Distribution:  In mallee, scrub and woodland on sandy soils.

S.Aust.: NU, GT, FR, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE.   W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Sept. — Oct.


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