Common name: Small Copper-wire Daisy
Podolepis muelleri (Sond.) G.L.Davis APNI*
Synonyms: Podolepis cupulata Maiden & Betche APNI*
Description: Woolly to glabrescent annual to 22 cm high, with several sparsely branched stems.
Basal leaves dying early; cauline leaves lanceolate, to 4 cm long, stem-clasping.
Flower heads few in an elongated cyme; peduncles without scale leaves at the apex; heads 3.5–7 mm diam., 5–6 mm long; involucral bracts with lamina broad-ovate, smooth, intermediate bracts c. 4 mm long, with linear glandular claws, inner bracts fused to form a leathery cup. Florets pale yellow to yellow; outer florets sterile, tubular, pappus absent; inner florets longer than the involucre, with a shortly plumose pappus.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland, grassland and saltbush shrubland on heavy soils or stony sites, west from Quirindi area.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: S.A.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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