Common name: Bowl Daisy
Pluchea dentex R.Br. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Aromatic, much-branched herb or subshrub, 0.1–0.6 m high; stems erect, not winged, glabrous to glandular-pubescent, woody at base.
Leaves linear to narrow-oblanceolate, 0.6–4 cm long, 1–9 mm wide, apex acute, margins toothed with ± linear teeth, surfaces glandular-pubescent to ± glabrous; upper leaves smaller and entire.
Heads 1–4 in loose cymes, 7–14 mm diam., hemispherical; involucral bracts purplish, the outer broad-linear with down-curved tips, the inner linear with fine hair-like tips. Outer florets pink-purple; inner florets ± equal to female florets, purple.
Achenes 1–1.6 mm long, sparsely hairy; pappus c. 3 mm long.
Flowering: most of year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland, dry creek beds and other flooded areas; north and west from Cobar district.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by M. F. Porteners & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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