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Dichromochlamys dentatifolia (F.Muell.) Dunlop
Family Asteraceae
Dichromochlamys dentatifolia (F.Muell.) Dunlop APNI*

Description: Herb 8–25 cm high; stems decumbent to ascending, villous to woolly, rarely glabrous.

Leaves narrow-spathulate to oblong-cuneate, 1–3.5 cm long, 2–10 mm wide, margins toothed apically or rarely entire, surfaces villous to woolly, rarely glabrous, glandular, base petiole-like.

Heads 6–12 mm diam.; scape 2–7 cm long, glandular; involucral bracts 4–7-seriate, 5–10 mm long, glandular, the outer ones broader and rigid. Ray florets white to pink; ligule c. 3 mm long. Disc florets yellow.

Achenes obovate, constricted at apex, 1.8–2 mm long, silky in lower part, glandular apically; pappus 4–5 mm long, bristles uneven with the outer series shortest.


Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in Mitchell Grass and Bladder Saltbush communities on stony soils; isolated records from the extreme northwest.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by M. F. Porteners
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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