Common name: Western New Holland Daisy
Vittadinia tenuissima (Benth.) J.M.Black APNI*
Description: Slender perennial herb to more than 40 cm high, with sparse hairs sharply bent or twisted near their bases, sometimes lacking from leaves.
Leaves filiform to terete, channelled on upper surface, 10–35 mm long, 0.5 mm wide.
Heads 4–5 mm long; involucral bracts oblong to elliptic, margins pale and membranous, glabrous apart from minute tubercles near apex, ciliate.
Achenes 3.5–4.5 mm long, linear-cuneate, marginal ridges not prominent, faces with ribs extending to summit, with sparse short hairs; pappus 4–5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on fertile soils, often on disturbed sites, inland to upper Hunter Valley.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by J. Scott & J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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