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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Compositae
Scyphocoronis major

Citation: Druce, Rep. Boll Soc. Exch. Club Br. Isl. 1916:646 (1917).

Synonymy: Toxanthes major Turcz., BulI. Soc. Nat. Mosc. 24: 62 (1851); Scyphocoronis viscosa A. Gray in Hook., Hook. Ic. 9:854 (1851).

Common name: None

Description:
Compact annual herb 1-4 cm high; stems 1 to several, erect or ascending, simple or with erect branches, glandular, pubescent; leaves opposite near the base, alternate above, linear to narrowly elliptic, erect to patent, acute, 3-10 mm long, 0.5-0.8 mm wide, entire, green and glandular-pubescent on both sides.

Peduncles erect, 1-7 mm long, with short glandular hairs only; involucre cylindrical, 2.5-3 mm long; bracts 3-8, shortly connate at the base, linear with acute or obtuse ragged hyaline apices; florets 7-14, 4-merous and 5-merous; corolla yellow, sometimes becoming pinkish after anthesis; tube 1-1.5 mm long; lobes spreading, subacute, c. 0.2 mm long; anthers c. 0.4 mm long.

Achene narrowly cylindric, c. 3 mm long, sparsely scabrous, black when ripe; achene cup c. 0.5 mm long, c. 0.7 mm diam., with an erect, coarsely jagged rim.

Distribution:  Occurs mainly in mallee on sandy soils.

  W.Aust.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Sept. — Oct.


SA Distribution Map based
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