Common name: Channel Burr-daisy
Calotis porphyroglossa F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect or ascending annual herb to 40 cm high; much-branched, becoming woody at the base, hirsute.
Basal leaves petiolate, soon withering; cauline leaves cuneate, 1–4 cm long, 2–10 mm wide, apex toothed or lobed, lamina hirsute or pubescent, sessile.
Heads c. 10 mm diam., solitary or in loose leafy cymes; involucral bracts, lanceolate, acute, pubescent; receptacle conical, without scales. Ray florets mauve; ligule 3–4 mm long.
Achenes 1–1.5 mm long, smooth, with straight hairs, and with broad triangular wings, ciliate on the margins; pappus of 6–11 unequal awns, 0.5–1 mm long, barbed.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in flooded country or alluvial clay and sandy soils; doubtfully recorded for this State from west of Tibooburra.
NSW subdivisions: ?NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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