Common name: Showy Copper-wire Daisy
Podolepis jaceoides (Sims) Voss APNI*
Synonyms: Podolepis papillosa Gand. APNI*
Podolepis acuminata R.Br. APNI*
Description: Sparsely woolly to glabrescent perennial to 70 cm high with several stems.
Basal leaves oblanceolate, to 20 cm long; cauline leaves narrow-lanceolate, to 5 cm long, base slightly stem-clasping.
Inflorescence of one or a few widely spaced heads, rarely contracted; heads to 30 mm diam., to 20 mm long; involucral bract laminas ovate, acuminate, smooth; intermediate bracts to 20 mm long, with linear glandular claws subequal to the laminas, obscured by adjacent bracts. Florets straw-coloured; ray florets with ligule 10–24 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland and grassland on heavy clay floodplains or sandhills, widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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