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Genus Anemocarpa Family Asteraceae

Description: Perennial herbs with woody rootstock.

Leaves alternate, cauline, entire.

Heads solitary on slender peduncles; heads hemispherical; involucral bracts multiseriate, stiff and scarious, the inner with narrow flattened stipes and sometimes with white radiating laminas; receptacle flat, naked. Florets numerous, bisexual. Corollas narrow-cylindrical, actinomorphic. Anthers with firm filiform tails. Styles with apex rounded to acute.

Achenes ellipsoid, 2–3 mm high, glabrous, with thin translucent pericarp; pappus of several barbellate bristles, persistent but eventually breaking shortly above base.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 3 species, endemic Australia. Australia: all States.

Text by Paul G. Wilson; key Louisa Murray Feb 2016
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Leaves spathulate; flower heads 12–15 mm diameterAnemocarpa podolepidium
Leaves oblong to narrow-ovate; flower heads c. 20 cm diameterAnemocarpa saxatilis

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