Common name: Silverton Daisy
Ixiochlamys cuneifolia (R.Br.) F.Muell. & Sond. APNI*
Description: Compact perennial herb or small shrub, 4–30 cm high; stems branched, ascending, woody at the base, hirsute with rigid white hairs.
Leaves crowded, especially at the base of scapes, spathulate to ± narrow-cuneate, 2–5 cm long, 3–9 mm wide, margins irregularly toothed near the apex, lamina hirsute, base petiole-like.
Heads campanulate; peduncle 2–9 cm long; involucral bracts 3- or 4-seriate, lanceolate, 4–16 mm long, purple-tipped, glandular, inner bracts with membranous margins. Ray florets white to pink; ligule 3–5 mm long. Disc florets sterile.
Achenes obovate, 2–3 mm long, with a beak 6–12 mm long, silky, glabrous towards top; pappus bristles in 1–3 rows, 6–11 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence:
Grows on hills, rock crevices, sandy or stony creek beds, north from Broken Hill.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by M. F. Porteners
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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