Conyza leucantha (D.Don) Ludlow & P.H.Raven APNI*
Description: Robust, woody shrub to 2 m high, densely glandular; stems pubescent with rusty hairs.
Leaves lanceolate, 7–10 cm long, 12–18 mm wide, margins minutely toothed, upper surface darker, both surfaces densely covered in minute yellow glandular hairs; sessile.
Inflorescence a rounded panicle; heads broad-campanulate to globose, 5–6 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; involucral bracts rusty pubescent with paler margins. Florets reddish; marginal florets many, filiform; inner florets c. 4.
Achenes ovoid, sparsely hairy with thickened margins; pappus of many cream to purplish fine barbellate bristles about 3 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Weed of roadsides and disturbed ground; coastal districts north from Richmond R. area. Native of Nepal.
NSW subdivisions: *NC
Other Australian states: *Qld
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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