Common name: Spreading Angianthus, Spreading Cup-flower
Angianthus brachypappus F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Annual herb, ± woolly; stems usually erect or ascending, branched basally and at upper nodes, 4–13 cm high.
Leaves narrow-oblanceolate to ± linear, c. 20 mm long and 2 mm wide, uppermost leaves with small hyaline appendage at apex, ± woolly.
Compound heads elongate, c. 15 mm long; general involucral bracts c. 6, usually inconspicuous and < 4 mm long; partial heads 100–300 each with 2 florets; subtending bracts usually 1–3, c. 2.5 mm long, midrib ± herbaceous and ± hairy near apex; concave bracts similar; flat bracts 2, obovate and abruptly attenuated in towards base often with dissected wing-like extension from outer surface. Florets yellow.
Achenes ± obovoid, c. 0.7 mm long, papillose; pappus cup-shaped, ± jagged, often with 1 or 2 bristles.
Flowering: spring to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open areas on sandy soils, west from Booligal.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
Text by E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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