Picris angustifolia subsp. merxmuelleri Lack & S.Holzapfel APNI*
Description: Annual to perennial 7–140 cm high, scarcely branched, with sparse to dense simple 2-fid hooked hairs.
Leaves numerous near the base, fewer upwards, sessile, truncate to cordate to amplexicaul, linear to narrow-ovate or oblanceolate, to 40 cm long, 3.5 cm wide, obtuse to acute, entire to dentate.
Heads 1–40, 5–10 mm diameter, involucral bracts with glabrous or with 1–2 lines of hairs along the midrib, florest with ligules 12–19 mm long.
Cypselas 4.5–6 mm long, beak shorter than the body, pappus of bristles 6.5–8.5 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers October to April.
Distribution and occurrence: Restricted.
Montane and alpine herbfields, grasslands, woodlands, above 700 metres.
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by From N.G. Walsh (1999).
Taxon concept: Holzapfel (1994).
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