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Genus Streptoglossa Family Asteraceae

Description: Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs, hairy and glandular.

Leaves cauline, alternate, entire to toothed, sessile.

Heads solitary, scattered or in loose terminal clusters; involucral bracts imbricate in several series, recurved on drying, outermost herbaceous, innermost scarious, narrower; receptacle naked, flat. Outer disc florets female, fertile, tubular, ligulate or tube regularly or irregularly lobed; inner disc florets bisexual, fertile, tubular, 4–5-toothed. Anthers tailed. Style branches filiform, papillose.

Achenes terete, hairy; pappus of numerous barbed or feathery bristles, in 1–3 series, white or yellowish.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 8 species, endemic Australia. Australia: all mainland States except Vic.

Text by M. F. Porteners
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Heads 7–15 mm diam., on short branches up to 3 cm long, often almost sessile; plants much-branched, compact; ligules inconspicuous, 1–2 mm longStreptoglossa adscendens
Heads 12–30 mm diam., on long branches more than 3 cm long; plants sparsely and openly branched; ligules conspicuous, 3–6.7 mm longStreptoglossa liatroides

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