Calotis dentex R.Br. APNI*
Description: Erect, hairy perennial shrub to 80 cm high.
Basal leaves absent; cauline leaves oblong to lanceolate, 2–9 cm long, 4–11 mm wide, margins toothed to deeply and irregularly lobed; upper leaves often entire, sessile; sparsely hairy.
Heads 7–13 mm diam., solitary or in a loose cyme; involucral bracts lanceolate, acute, villous, especially on the margins; receptacle hemispherical, without scales. Ray florets white; ligule c. 10 mm long.
Achenes cuneate, flattened, 1.5–2 mm long, red brown, smooth or with minute tubercles on the faces; pappus of 2, or rarely 1 or 3 awns 4–6.6 mm long, apically barbed, alternating with 2 broad ciliate scales (fused into a single scale if only 1 awn present).
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in forest on sandy or gravelly soil; north from Macquarie Pass.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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