Common name: Woolly Yellow-heads
Trichanthodium skirrophorum Sond. & F.Muell. ex Sond. APNI*
Synonyms: Gnephosis skirrophora (Sond. & F.Muell. ex Sond.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Annual herb, 3–35 cm high, woolly.
Leaves lanceolate to linear, usually 10–25 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, tomentose, grey-green.
Compound heads 4–12 mm long; general involucre about a third as long as the head, inner bracts grading into bracts of partial heads; general receptacle with long bristles; bracts of partial heads 5 or 6, ± 2 seriate, outer 3 or 4 narrow-elliptic or narrow-oblong, flat to conduplicate, inner 1 or 2 conduplicate, elliptic.
Achenes c. 1.2 mm long; pappus cup-like.
Flowering: most of year, especially spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in arid or semi-arid habitats, often on saline soils, west from Broken Hill district.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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