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Millotia macrocarpa Schodde
Family Asteraceae
Millotia macrocarpa Schodde APNI*

Description: Herb, usually 2–8 cm high, indumentum of dense, white woolly hairs; stems usually ascending.

Leaves becoming smaller up stem, narrow-linear, 0.5–2 cm long, c. 0.8 mm wide, base ± stem-clasping, grey-woolly.

Peduncles c. 1 cm long; heads c. 7–8 mm long; involucral bracts usually 6–9, 1-seriate, linear, woolly, apices fimbriate. Florets c. 15–25, 3- or 4-toothed; corolla cream often becoming reddish, c. 2 mm long, teeth ± obtuse and expanded.

Achenes c. 10 mm long, reddish black; papillae rounded, dense, ± transparent; pappus of c. 15–20 semiplumose bristles about three-quarters the length of corolla.


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Flowering: August–October

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in semi-arid, open red sandy sites; not commonly collected, south from Pooncarie.
NSW subdivisions: SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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