Monoculus monstrosus (Burm.f.) B.Nord. APNI*
Synonyms: Osteospermum clandestinum (Less.) Norl. APNI*
Description: Annual erect herb 20–50 cm high, sticky, aromatic, glandular pubescent.
Leaves sinuate-toothed; lower leaves oblanceolate, attenuate, 3–9 cm long, 10–20 mm wide, apex obtuse; upper leaves stem-clasping, apex acute.
Heads in loose corymbs, 10–15 mm diam.; involucral bracts 5–10 mm long, dark-purplish with broad hyaline margins. Ray florets 8–10, yellow to orange; ligules 6–8 mm long. Disc florets dark-purplish.
Achenes c. 9 mm long, wrinkled, with 3 broad scarious wings to 3 mm wide.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in scrub, along roadsides, watercourses and in disturbed ground, mainly on sandy soils. Native of South Africa.
NSW subdivisions: *NWS, *CWS, *SFWP
Text by J.A. Scott & D.W. Hardin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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