Leiocarpa websteri (S.Moore) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Description: Bushy perennial, 10–40 cm high; young stems usually glandular-scabrous, often cobwebbed.
Leaves linear to oblanceolate or spathulate, mostly 1.5–4 cm long and 2–5 mm wide, acuminate, mucronate, both surfaces glandular-scabrous, often cobwebbed, usually more densely above, margins sometimes undulate.
Flower heads hemispherical to broad-campanulate, 10–20 mm diam.; involucral bracts more or less linear, to 6 mm long, unequal, densely glandular-hairy; outer bracts lacking scarious apices; inner bracts with subulate, laciniate-ciliate, scarious apices. Florets bright yellow.
Achenes 1.5–3 mm long, with dense glandular hairs towards apex; pappus bristles 10–24, 3–5 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers mainly spring (also sporadically throughout the year depending upon rain).
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in all mainland States.
In woodland and grassy woodland on a variety of soils, often in disturbed areas such as roadsides.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A. W.A. N.T.
Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Flora of Victoria: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Ixiolaena leptolepis (DC.) Benth.).
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