Common name: Small Fuzzweed
Ixiochlamys nana (Ewart & Jean White) Grau APNI*
Description: Annual herb, 3–20 cm high; stems branched, decumbent to ascending, not woody, glabrous to sparsely pilose, glandular.
Leaves oblong to elliptic, 1–4 cm long, 0.5–1 cm wide, deeply divided into many linear lobes, base narrow and petiole-like or broad and ± stem-clasping.
Heads ± campanulate; peduncle 1–7 cm long; involucral bracts 1–4-seriate, linear to narrow-lanceolate, 2–10 mm long, glandular. Ray florets white; ligule 1 mm long. Disc florets fertile.
Achenes narrow-obovate, 1.5–2 mm long, with a beak 2–4.5 mm long, glabrous; pappus bristles in 1 row, 3–4 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on stony brown clay loam soils, collected only from Fowlers Gap Station, north of Broken Hill.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: S.A. N.T.
Text by M. F. Porteners
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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