Vittadinia cervicularis N.T.Burb. APNI*
Synonyms: Vittadinia sp. A sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Mostly annual herbs, scabrous to hirsute with ± glandular hairs.
Leaves variable, usually obovate, 7–35 mm long, 1–10 mm wide, apex recurved, margins entire or lobed near the middle.
Heads 10–14 mm long; involucral bracts ciliate at apex. Ray florets white to purple.
Achenes oblanceolate, 8.5–10 mm long, narrowed into a neck 0.5–3 mm long at the summit; ridges and ribs ± glandular pubescent; pappus bristles 6–9 mm long.
Flowering: most of year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland, mallee and cleared land; south from Walgett area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, NFWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A. W.A.
Text by J. Scott & J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
| ||Key to the varieties|| |
|1||Achenes with distinct beak; facial ribs converging with marginal ridges, 1 or 2 continued in the groove between the ridges or the ridges fused and compressed to terete, scattered appressed ± glandular hairs on ridges and faces; upper portion with spreading hairs whose bifid apices may be thickened||var. cervicularis|
|Achenes with very short beak or beak absent and then 3 or 4 of the facial ribs sometimes converge to the summit; the hairs on the faces are scarcely or not thickened apically and commonly bifid||var. subcervicularis|
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