Common name: Invisible Plant
Podolepis capillaris (Steetz) Diels APNI*
Description: Annual to 45 cm high with a glaucous, fine and wiry, divaricate stem.
Basal leaves dying early; cauline leaves few, linear, 0.5–4 cm long, glabrous.
Inflorescence of numerous scattered heads; peduncles without scale leaves at the apex; heads 4–6 mm diam., 6–7 mm long; involucral bracts with lamina ovate, smooth, intermediate bracts to 5 mm long with narrow leathery claws with hyaline margins. Ray florets 9–12, white, often with a purple line; ligules to 2.5 mm long; pappus absent. Disc florets white, asymmetric, split down one side; pappus present on disc florets.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on deep sand, occasionally saline, or on shallow soils on hillsides, south from Tibooburra and Enngonia areas.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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