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Calotis moorei P.S.Short
Family Asteraceae
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.

M. Westmacott

Photo A.E. Orme

Photo A.E. Orme

Flowering: recorded September

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy soil on flat areas, occasionally in Acacia woodland; known to occur between the Louth region and Menindee.

The plants from 'Zara' station, south-west of Hay, which were included in P.S. Short's concept of C. moorei, are now considered to be distinct.
NSW subdivisions: SWP, NFWP, SFWP

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
AVH map***

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)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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