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Brachyscome muelleroides G.L.Davis
Family Asteraceae
Common name: Mueller Daisy

Brachyscome muelleroides G.L.Davis APNI*

Synonyms: Brachycome muelleroides G.L.Davis APNI*

Description: Ascending annual herb to 14 cm high, glabrous or with a few scattered hairs in the leaf axils.

Leaves cauline, linear, to 5.5 cm long, 1 mm wide, apex acute, margins entire or with 1 or 2 filiform lobes, sessile.

Heads solitary, c. 4 mm diam.; peduncle filiform, to 3 cm long; involucral bracts, elliptic, obtuse, with glandular-ciliate margins. Ray florets white; ligule c. 2.4 mm long.

Achenes obovoid, < 1 mm long, dark brown; body linear, 4-angled; wings folded back almost enclosing inner side of body; with curled hairs on central region of outer face; pappus of bristles c. 0.2 mm long, about one-fifth the length of fruit.

Flowering: September–October

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in damp areas, on margins of claypans; rare, south from Wagga Wagga.
NSW subdivisions: SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
AVH map***

Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)

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