Brachyscome smithwhitei P.S.Short & Watan. APNI*
Synonyms: Brachycome sp. b sensu everett (1992) APNI*
Brachyscome sp. B sensu Everett (1992) APNI*
Description: Ascending annual herb, 12–40 cm high, ± glabrous.
Basal leaves to 11 cm long, 1- to 2-pinnatisect with linear segments, sheathing and woolly at base.
Heads 10–15 mm diam.; peduncle robust, 3–12 cm long, leafy below; involucral bracts obtuse, entire. Ray florets white; ligule 8–10 mm long.
Achenes cuneate, terete, curved, 2–3 mm long, brown to black; wings thick, well-developed towards apex and poorly developed or dissected below (achene frequently like a cobra's head), hairy apically and with 2 tufts at base; faces smooth, glabrous; pappus prominent, c. 1 mm long, of free unequal bristles.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in depressions and on floodplains, in saltbush; inland districts, north from Hay area.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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