Millotia greevesii F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Herb, usually 3–15 cm high; stems ascending or decumbent, dense grey-white wool intermingled with golden glandular hairs.
Leaves narrow-linear to ± filiform, 7–20 mm long, <1 mm wide, woolly, becoming shorter up stem.
Peduncles ± distinct, 0.5–8 cm long; heads c. 5–6 mm long; involucral bracts c. 7–18, mostly 1-seriate, linear, ± fimbriate. Florets c. 10–100, 5- or rarely 4-toothed; corolla curved, yellow, c. 2–3 mm long, teeth ± acute spreading.
Achenes c. 5–7 mm long, outer ± as long as involucre, inner 1–3 mm longer; brown to red-black, beak often paler; papillae rounded; pappus with c. 10–20 plumose bristles ± one-third length of corolla.
Distribution and occurrence:
Grows in Mulga and White Cypress Pine communities on sandy soils; north from Pooncarie district.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A.
Text by E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora NSW
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Involucral bracts with dense woolly indumentum, glandular hairs absent, appearing fused; bristles ± of unequal length; peduncles rarely >1 cm long, cauline leaves up to flower head; plants ± decumbent||subsp. greevesii|
|Involucral bracts with glandular hairs and ± woolly indumentum, distinctly free; bristle length ± equal; peduncles usually 2–5 cm long, cauline leaves absent but often with several glandular hairy bracts; plants ± erect||subsp. glandulosa|
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