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Pterocaulon redolens (Willd.) Fern.-Vill.
Family Asteraceae
Pterocaulon redolens (Willd.) Fern.-Vill. APNI*

Description: Erect herb, 0.3–1 m high, softly tomentose or woolly all over.

Leaves obovate to oblong, obtuse, 1.8–5 cm long, 0.6–2 cm wide, crenate, upper leaves smaller and entire.

Compound heads sessile, globose, many together towards end of stems forming a continuous or interrupted spike, 2–6 cm long, 6–8 mm diam. Outer bracts oblanceolate, inner bracts linear-lanceolate. Florets pale pink to purplish.

Achenes c. 0.8 mm long; pappus c. 3 mm long.


Habit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: April–July.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy soil in woodland and other well-drained areas; north from Casino district. One collection from Northern Tablelands.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by M. F. Porteners
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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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