Common name: Southern Daisy
Brachyscome readeri G.L.Davis APNI*
Synonyms: Brachycome readeri G.L.Davis APNI*
Description: Erect to ascending annual herb to 13 cm high, glabrous or sparsely septate hairy.
Basal leaves linear or narrow-oblanceolate, 2–7.5 cm long, margins entire or 1–3-toothed; cauline leaves 1–6 cm long, linear or pinnatisect with 3–5 linear acute lobes.
Heads 12–15 mm diam.; peduncle leafy near base, filiform, 3–7 cm long, glabrous; involucral bracts oblanceolate, obtuse, glabrous, entire. Ray florets white; ligule c. 6 mm long.
Achenes cuneate, swollen, c. 1.5 mm long, with 4 ridges but no thickened margins, glabrous, brown; ridges entire or slightly tuberculate; pappus of free ± equal bristles, frequently flattened against achene.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open black box communities on seasonally wet brown clays, south from Deniliquin-Tocumwal district.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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