Common name: Bitou Bush
Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotundata (DC.) Norl. APNI*
Description: Leaves broader than above, obovate to broad-obovate or broad-elliptic, 3–7 cm long, 1.5–5 cm wide, base abruptly attenuate, margins mostly ± entire or toothed; fruit obovoid to ellipsoid. Inner involucral bracts narrow-ovate to lanceolate, usually with ± glabrous and ± entire margins. Ray florets 5–13; ligules 8–10 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers most of year, chiefly August–December
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on sand dunes and forest margins near beaches and poses a serious threat to native sand dune vegetation, north from Tathra area.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *LHI
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic.
Declared Noxious Weed
Text by J. A. Scott
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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