Calotis moorei P.S.Short APNI*
Description: Perennial erect to ascending herb to 45 cm high, septate hairy.
Basal leaves not known; cauline leaves usually spathulate or oblanceolate to obovate, to 7 cm long, 2–14 mm wide, margins coarsely toothed or lobed, sessile; upper leaves lanceolate to ovate, often entire; with septate hairs.
Heads 6–9 mm diam., solitary, terminal; involucral bracts ovate, septate hairy, also glandular hairy on margins; receptacle ovoid, with scales. Ray florets yellow; ligule 4.5–5.8 mm long.
Achenes 1.3–2.2 mm long, tuberculate, glabrous, wingless; pappus of 3–8 barbed awns of equal or unequal length, fused and expanded at the base, hairy within cup.
Flowering: recorded September
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy soil on flat areas, possibly in Acacia woodland; known only from 2 populations northwest of Louth and Deniliquin.
NSW subdivisions: SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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