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Brachyscome dichromosomatica var. alba C.R.Carter
Family Asteraceae
Brachyscome dichromosomatica var. alba C.R.Carter APNI*

Description: Erect annual herb to 25 cm high, glabrous.

Leaves basal or also on lower part of stem, pinnatisect with 5–9 linear obtuse segments, 3–8 cm long, 9–12 mm wide, glabrous.

Heads solitary, to 13 mm diam.; peduncle naked, 3–20 cm long; involucral bracts obovate, obtuse, green, with entire or lacerate margins, rarely purplish. Ray florets white; ligule 5–12 mm long.

Achenes broad-cuneate, terete, 3–5 mm long, pale brown; margins with broad swollen wings, margins with silky glandular hairs to 2 mm long; faces smooth; pappus 1–1.5 mm long, of unequal bristles fused in bundles.


Herbarium
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Flowering: June–September

Distribution and occurrence: Grows on dry creekbeds and claypans, restricted to an area around Lake Poopelae (E of Wilcannia).
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP
AVH map***

Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept:

The single variety in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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