Common name: Cottony Podolepis, Clustered Copper-wire Daisy
Podolepis arachnoidea (Hook.) Druce APNI*
Description: Woolly to glabrescent perennial to 80 cm high.
Basal leaves oblanceolate, up to 13 cm long; cauline leaves narrow-lanceolate, 2–11 cm long, lower surface woolly, base stem-clasping.
Inflorescence a contracted cyme of 3–10 heads; heads to 10 mm long, c. 6 mm diam.; involucral bracts with lamina narrow-lanceolate, acuminate, conspicuously wrinkled; intermediate bracts scarcely clawed, obscured by adjacent bracts. Florets red-brown; ray florets with ligule c. 3 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in mallee and open woodland on sandy soil, north from Pulletop Nature Reserve (southwest of Rankin Springs).
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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