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Parantennaria uniceps (F.Muell.) Beauverd
Family Asteraceae
Common name: Parantennaria

Parantennaria uniceps (F.Muell.) Beauverd APNI*

Description: Small densely-tufted or shortly creeping herb, 1–3 cm high.

Leaves linear or linear-cuneate, acute, mucronate, 7–15 mm long, 0.5–2 mm wide, rigid, concave above, bases scarious and often purplish, stem-clasping.

Heads 4–6 mm diam., campanulate to hemispherical, female heads more slender than bisexual ones, at first ± sessile among uppermost leaves, fertile ones later pedunculate; involucral bracts 3- or 4-seriate, broadly oblong-elliptic to lanceolate, 3–5 mm long, obtuse or inner ones acute, brown or purplish.

Achenes 0.6–1 mm long; pappus 3–4 mm long.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows at higher elevations in alpine and subalpine habitats, at lower elevations in cold wet gullies; chiefly in Kosciusko N.P. and at Mt Gingera (A.C.T.).
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-t
AVH map***

Text by M. F. Porteners
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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