Minuria leptophylla DC. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb to 50 cm high; stems and peduncles sparsely hairy with simple hairs.
Leaves linear, to 4 cm long, c. 1 mm wide, margins entire, lamina subglabrous to pubescent.
Ray florets white or purple, ligule 5–9 mm long; achene pubescent; pappus of many, free, uniform bristles 2.5–4 mm long. Disc florets with corolla tube 2.8–4 mm long, glabrous; pappus of many short bristles 0.6–1.2 mm long and 2–6 longer bristles 2.2–3.1 mm long with barbs denser apically.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in low shrubland, sclerophyll forest and woodland on a wide variety of soils; west from the Singleton area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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