Podolepis tepperi (F.Muell.) D.A.Cooke APNI*
Description: Erect to ascending annual to c. 15 cm high.
Leaves cobwebby, 5–20 mm long, 7 mm wide; basal leaves in a rosette, elliptic; cauline leaves lanceolate, acute.
Flower heads in cymes or solitary, campanulate, 3–5 cmm diam. involucral bracts linear to ovate, green with entire scarious margins, intermediate bracts with a basal claw equal to the lamina. Florets tubular, yellow; outer florets female or sterile, 10–20; inner florets bisexual, 10–25.
Achenes 0.5–1mm long; pappus 2–3 mm long, bristles 5–10, free.
Flowering: Flowers August to October.
Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon and wiidespread in north-western Victoria, South Australia & Western Australia.
In mallee on sandy soils.
NSW subdivisions: SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by N. Walsh
Taxon concept: Flora of Victoria Vol. 4 (1999)
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