Hyalosperma praecox (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Helipterum praecox F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Erect or ascending annual, glabrous to sparsely cottony, branching at base, to 15 cm high.
Leaves slender, semi-terete, 10–15 mm long, c. 0.2 mm wide, acuminate, the uppermost flexuous.
Heads terminal, solitary; heads almost hemispherical, 15–25 mm diam., involucre radiating from base; involucral bracts all white or all yellow, inner with narrow-elliptic acute lamina 7–10 mm long; receptacle conical. Florets numerous. Corollas c. 2 mm long.
Achenes obovoid, c. 1 mm long, smooth to warty; pappus bristles c. 6, well-separated.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open situations on sand or heavy loam, south and west from Tamworth district.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by Paul G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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