Common name: Narrow-leaved Plains-bush
Pluchea baccharoides (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*
Synonyms: Epaltes pleiochaeta F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Much-branched shrub, 0.6–1.5 m high, glabrous, slightly sticky; stems erect, terete, not winged.
Leaves narrow-linear to linear-oblanceolate, 0.8–2.5 cm long, 0.5–2 mm wide, apex acute, margins entire.
Heads in small terminal clusters, 2.5–4 mm diam., ovoid but campanulate after flowering; involucral bracts closely imbricate, ± ovate, margins ciliate. Outer florets whitish to pale mauve; inner florets broader and shorter than female florets, purplish. Achenes 1–1.2 mm long, sparsely hairy; pappus c. 3 mm long.
Achenes 1–1.2 mm long, sparsely hairy; pappus c. 3 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers August–November
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy alluvial soils, north and west of Wilcannia and Wanaaring, rare.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by M. F. Porteners & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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