P. Short, Muelleria 4:413 (1981).
Synonymy: Skirrhophorus muelleranus Sonder, Linnaea 25:486 (1853); Angianthus strictus sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 924 (1957), non Benth.
, Skirrophorus muellerianus
Common name: Stiff cup-flower (or angianthus).
Small annual herb to 9 cm high; stems ascending, wiry, spreading to 15 cm long from a central point, branched, sparsely cobwebby; leaves linear, 2-4 mm long, rigid, mucronate, often more or less recurved cobwebby at the base only, dark-green.
Compound heads solitary, 4-5 mm long, 3-4 mm diam., with 10-30 capitula; outer bracts of common involucre often slightly exceeding the head, densely cobwebby in the lower part; inner bracts oblong, obtuse, densely pubescent, c. 2 mm long; capitular involucral bracts linear to oblanceolate, concave, c. 2 mm long, hyaline, densely papillose-bearded at the apex, with a green mid-vein; corolla c. 1.5 mm long, dilated at the base, yellow.
Achencs c. 1 mm long.
Occurs in mallee and on edges of saline flats with Halosarcia.
S.Aust.: FR, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: Aug. — Nov.
SA Distribution Map based
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specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Formerly confused with the closely related P. stricta Steetz, a Western Australian endemic.
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