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Genus Acanthocladium Family Asteraceae

Description: Rigid shrub with white-velvety indumentum, spinescent.

Leaves alternate, sessile, entire.

Heads axillary, solitary, sessile or shortly pedunculate, cylindrical to turbinate. Involucral bracts 4–6-seriate, spreading at maturity, scarious; graduated, outer shorter; receptacle convex, naked. Florets tubular, all bisexual and fertile or with a few outer female florets, 5-lobed, slightly exceeding the involucre, glabrous. Anthers shortly tailed at base. Style branches truncate, papillose.

Achenes oblong, papillose; pappus of septate bristles in 2 rows, barbellate at the tip, fused at base.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 sp., endemic Aust.

Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Acanthocladium dockeri

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