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Genus Ixiochlamys Family Asteraceae

Description: Annual or perennial herbs or small shrubs, glabrous to hairy with septate hairs and often small glandular hairs.

Leaves cauline, alternate, entire to variously lobed and divided, sessile.

Heads terminal or axillary, solitary, held above foliage on long scapes; involucral bracts herbaceous, imbricate in several unequal series, glabrous or glandular, reflexed after flowering; receptacle naked, flat to slightly convex, pitted. Ray florets in several series, female, fertile, ligulate. Disc florets numerous, bisexual, fertile or sterile, tubular, 5-toothed. Anthers obtuse at the base. Style branches linear, papillose.

Achenes flattened, smooth, narrowed into a filiform beak below the pappus; pappus of fine, minutely barbellate bristles.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 4 species, endemic Australia. Australia: N.S.W., N.T., S.A., W.A.; 3 species in NSW

Within Astereae, lxiochlamys is readily distinguished from other Australian members by the smooth, beaked achenes and persistent pappus.

Text by M. F. Porteners; text and key updated Louisa Murray March 2016.
Taxon concept: C.R. Dunlop (1980) A Revision of Ixiochlamys (Asteraceae-Asterae) J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 2(3) p241-252

Taxa not yet included in identification key
Ixiochlamys nana

 Key to the species 
1Leaves entire; leaves and involucres eglandular or almost soIxiochlamys integerrima
Leaves lobed; leaves and involucres glandular2
2Sub-shrub; leaves lobed at distal end onlyIxiochlamys cuneifolia
Annual; leaves deeply divided or lobed from the base
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Ixiochlamys filicifolia

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