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Podolepis tepperi (F.Muell.) D.A.Cooke
Family Asteraceae
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.


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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.
AVH map***

Text by N. Walsh
Taxon concept: Flora of Victoria Vol. 4 (1999)


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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