Brachyscome nodosa P.S.Short & Watan. APNI*
Synonyms: Brachycome sp. A sensu Everett (1992) APNI*
Brachyscome sp. A sensu Everett (1992) APNI*
Description: Erect to decumbent annual herb to 30 cm high, but usually <10 cm, woolly with septate hairs and scattered glandular hairs.
Leaves cauline, spathulate, 10–15 mm long, 0.5–2.5 mm wide, deeply lobed to pinnatisect apically, stem-clasping.
Heads ± solitary, to c. 7 mm diam.; peduncle 3–7.5 cm long, slender; involucral bracts herbaceous, glabrous, oblong, acute, with entire membranous margins. Ray florets white; ligule c. 3.5 mm long.
Achenes cuneate, 1.2–2.4 mm long, brown, radial ridges well-developed, outer usually with a prominent crest, very knobbly; usually with a few scatted hairs at apex of ridges; pappus of ± equal bristles forming a dense apical crown 0.4–0.6 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on rocks in dry areas; apparently to northern inland districts.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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