Craspedia haplorrhiza J.Everett & Doust APNI*
Synonyms: Craspedia sp. O sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Erect herb with 1-many scapes 7–15 cm high, branched simply at the base from a small taproot.
Leaves basal and cauline, spathulate to oblanceolate, 1–8 cm long, 2–12 mm wide, apex obtuse to broad-acute, gland-tipped, pale green, with glandular hairs and multiseptate hairs and margin woolly.
Compound heads globose, 7–28 mm diam., with c. 30–60 partial heads; partial heads stalked with 6–11 florets, main bract decurrent, central herbaceous region small and woolly at base, with a colourless scarious lamina; scape yellowish to reddish, glandular and sparsely hairy. Corollas golden-yellow; lobes broad-acute, conspicuously papillate on the inner surface.
Achenes 1.5–2 mm long; pappus of 10–16 colourless, plumose bristles 2–3 mm long.
Flowering: early spring to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on heavy soils, on floodplains and in damp situations; west from Moree and Narrabri districts.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by J. Everett & A. N. L. Doust
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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