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.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on dry creekbeds and claypans, restricted to an area around Lake Poopelae (E of Wilcannia).
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP
Text by J. Everett
|The single variety in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.|
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