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Gnephosis tenuissima Cass.
Family Asteraceae
Gnephosis tenuissima Cass. APNI*

Synonyms: Chrysocoryne pusilla (Benth.) Endl. APNI*

Description: Annual herb with scale-like glandular hairs; usually 3–10 cm high; stems dark, wiry.

Leaves linear to elliptic or obovate to oblanceolate, c. 10 mm long, c. 4 mm wide, apex often with a small hyaline appendage.

Compound heads usually narrow-ellipsoid, sometimes ovoid, c. 15 mm long and 4 mm diam., general involucre absent; partial heads 20–80, each with 3–5 florets, bracts c. 4–10, c. 1.5 mm long, outer whorl of 4, 2 concave bracts with midrib distinct, plus 2 flat bracts with ± flat indistinct midrib; inner bracts up to 6 or absent, narrower.

Achenes ± obovoid, c. 0.4 mm long, papillose, purplish; pappus usually a small jagged ring, sometimes with several apically divided bristles.


Flowering: most of year.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in scrubland or grassland on a variety of substrates but frequently saline; west from Warialda.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by E. A. Brown
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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