Common name: Tiny Daisy
Brachyscome ptychocarpa F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Brachycome ptychocarpa F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Annual to 16 cm high, glabrous.
Leaves clustered, basal, pinnatisect, to 6 cm long with linear acute lobes to 6 mm long and c. 1 mm wide, petiolate.
Heads 4–6 mm diam.; peduncle filiform, 5–15 cm long; involucral bracts obovate, obtuse, lacerate. Ray florets pink; ligule 2.5–3.5 mm long.
Achenes obovate, flattened, 1.5–2 mm long, brown; lateral face delimited by 2 tuberculate ridges; with a third central ridge supporting a row of curled hairs, occasionally with secondary ridges either side (also with hairs); wings broad, with glandular curled hairs on margins; pappus a crown of bristles c. 0.2 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist conditions, seepage areas; south from Liverpool Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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