Description: Perennial or annual herbs; stems short, white-tomentose, with longer glandular hairs.
Leaves forming a rosette, toothed to deeply pinnatisect, flat.
Heads broad-campanulate, solitary, terminal, pedunculate; involucral bracts 2- or 3-seriate, herbaceous with scarious margins; receptacle slightly convex with small scales, pitted. Ray florets in 1 row, female, fertile, ligulate; disc florets bisexual, fertile, corolla narrowly campanulate and glandular pubescent; all florets yellow. Anthers sagittate at base, apical appendage ovate. Style branches ovate and glabrous in ray florets; ± fused, obtuse in disc florets.
Achenes asymmetrically obovoid, ridged on one side, glabrous; pappus absent.
Distribution and occurrence: 3 species, endemic to Australia. Occurs in all States except Northern Territory.
Text by L. Murray
| ||Key to the species|| |
|1||Leaves usually 4–10 cm long; heads on short, stout, woolly peduncles; peduncles shorter than leaves||2|
|Leaves usually 10–30 cm long; heads on long woolly peduncles; peduncles as long as or longer than leaves||Cymbonotus maidenii|
|2||Achenes c. 2.5 mm long, curved, pubescent, with an almost smooth convex face, and cavernous concave face||Cymbonotus lawsonianus|
|Achenes c. 3 mm long, straight, glabrous, wrinkled on all faces|
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