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Calocephalus lacteus Less.
Family Asteraceae
Calocephalus lacteus Less. APNI*

Description: Ascending perennial 5–70 cm high.

Leaves mainly opposite, obovate to oblanceolate to linear, 1–5 cm long, 1–4.5 mm wide, tomentose, upper leaves with hyaline tip.

Compound heads globose or ellipsoid, 0.6–1.5 cm long, with 20–200 heads, general involucre absent, bracts 9–16, flat to conduplicate, 1.5–3.3 mm long, mainly hyaline but the tip white, glabrous or long-fimbriate, heads with 2–3 florets.

Achenes subobconical, with pappus of 6–11 bristles, plumose at the tip.


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Flowering: Flowers November to March.

Distribution and occurrence: Scattered.

Grows in grassy, low-lying areas subject to inundation, tolerating salinity.
NSW subdivisions: SC, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by P.S. Short (1999)
Taxon concept: P.S. Short (1999)


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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