Cass., Dict. Sci. Nat. 60:591 (1830).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Quinetia.
Annual herb 3-12 cm high; stems asending or erect, unbranched above the base, brown, loosely whitish-tomentose; leaves erect, oblanceolate, mucronate, more or less conduplicate, 7-15 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, greyish-green and densely cobwebby on the exposed dorsal surface, thinly cobwebby on the concealed ventral surface.
Capitula in all except the lowermost 4-7 leaf axils, the first one in each axil shortly pedicellate, with 2 minute ovate scarious bracteoles at the base, a second smaller sessile capitulum without bracteoles often present, almost hidden by the subtending leaf; involucral bracts narrowly elliptic to oblong, acute, c. 5 mm long, cobwebby, entire, erect; florets 2 or 3 in the pedicellate capitula, usually solitary in the sessile capitula; corolla exserted, c. 3.5 mm long, red.
Achenes c. 4 mm long, greenish, pubescent; pappus scales 3-6, scarious, 5-7 mm long, free, imbricate at the base.
In mallee and woodland, usually on sandy soils.
S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, SL, SE. W.Aust.; Vic.
Flowering time: Sept. — Nov.
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