Common name: Long Podolepis
Podolepis hieracioides F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Hispid, woolly or glabrescent perennial to 70 cm high with one or more stems.
Basal leaves elliptic, to 16 cm long, stem-clasping; cauline leaves narrow-lanceolate to linear, to 13 cm long.
Heads 2–6 in a sparse elongated cyme; heads 15–20 mm diam., 15 mm long; involucral bract laminas ovate, smooth; intermediate bracts to 8.5 mm long, with densely glandular claws, partly obscured by adjacent bracts. Florets straw-coloured; ray florets with ligule to 18 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland and grassland, in deep low-lying soils or in shallow soils on hillsides, chiefly south from the Blue Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.