Common name: Smooth Minuria
Minuria integerrima (DC.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb to 60 cm high; stems and peduncles glabrous.
Leaves narrow-obovate to ovate, to 5 cm long, 1–9 mm wide, margins often slightly toothed, lamina glabrous; leaves not overtopping the flower heads.
Ray florets purple or lilac, ligule 3–4.5 mm long; achene pubescent; pappus of many free bristles 1.5–2 mm long with barbs denser apically. Disc florets with corolla tube c. 0.3 mm long, glabrous; pappus of c. 8–10 uniform bristles 1.5–2 mm long with barbs longer and denser apically.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in a variety of habitats and soils near places of permanent or ephemeral water; west from Moree district.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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