Common name: Fluffy Burr-daisy
Calotis inermis Maiden & Betche APNI*
Description: Erect annual herb usually to 15 cm high, hairy with septate hairs.
Basal leaves soon withering; cauline leaves cuneate, to 25 mm long, 15 mm wide, margins 5–7-toothed toward apex, sessile.
Heads c. 25 mm diam., in loose leafy cymes or solitary; involucral bracts lanceolate, apex acuminate, densely hairy; receptacle hemispherical, without scales. Ray florets purple; ligule to 8 mm long.
Achenes elliptic, flattened, c. 2.5 mm long, minutely hairy, pale brown; pappus of 12–15 fine plumose hairs, 10–15 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on red clay or loam soils, often in Mulga communities, north from Wanaaring district.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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