Eriochlamys squamata N.G.Walsh APNI*
Synonyms: Eriochlamys sp. A sensu Brown (1992) APNI*
Description: Annual? herb, aromatic, usually 8–13 cm high; stems erect, branching from base, ± woolly.
Leaves linear, usually 3–5 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, obtuse, margins revolute, ± glabrous.
Heads simple, terminal and sessile amongst upper leaves, 2–3 mm diam., grey-white woolly; involucral bracts leaf-like, 2.5–4 mm long, inner ± ovate and larger, outer bracts c. 3 mm long, herbaceous with hyaline tip, entire. Florets c. 20–50; corolla c. 2 mm long, ± equal to involucre, yellow.
Flowering: mainly spring to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open woodland, sandy floodways, roadsides and low turfs especially red loams and sands; south from Brewarrina and west to Moulamein.
NSW subdivisions: SWP
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992) as Eriochlamys sp. A sensu Brown (1992)
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