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Calotis squamigera C.T.White
Family Asteraceae
Calotis squamigera C.T.White APNI*

Description: Decumbent hairy annual to 21 cm high.

Basal leaves soon withering; cauline leaves, spathulate, 1–4 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, margins toothed toward apex, petiolate.

Heads 4–10 mm diam., axillary, almost sessile; involucral bracts ovate to lanceolate, acute, entire, with septate hairs; receptacle hemispherical, with vestigial scales. Florets yellow; ligule of ray florets minute, c. 0.8 mm long.

Achenes cuneate, flattened, 1.7–4 mm long, red-brown, minutely tuberculate; pappus of 4 or 5 barbellate, erect or slightly spreading awns, 1.7–2.5 mm long, and with ciliate scales.


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Flowering: mostly April–July.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in grassland and sclerophyll forest, recorded near Goondiwindi.
NSW subdivisions: NWP
Other Australian states: Qld N.T.
AVH map***

Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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