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Genus Reichardia Family Asteraceae

Description: Annual to perennial herbs.

Leaves basal and cauline, alternate, entire to pinnatifid.

Heads campanulate, solitary, terminal, on long peduncles; involucral bracts many-seriate, outer shorter, ovate to lanceolate, acuminate, with scarious margins; receptacle flat, naked, pitted. Florets all ligulate, bisexual, ligule broad-linear, corolla tube hairy above. Anthers sagittate at base, apical appendage short dark and obtuse. Style branches linear, subterete, papillose.

Achenes compressed-cylindrical, with 4 or 5 tuberculate angles, glabrous; pappus in many rows, of simple bristles fused at base.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 10 species, Mediterranean region. Australia: 1 species (naturalized).

Text by L. Murray
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Reichardia tingitana

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