Podolepis neglecta G.L.Davis APNI*
Description: Glabrous, hispid or slightly woolly perennial to 65 cm high with one or more stems.
Basal leaves dying early; cauline leaves oblong to narrow-lanceolate, to 12 cm long, decurrent on stem.
Inflorescence contracted, of 1–16 heads; heads 15 - 25 mm diam; involucre bracts are oblong, and with a claw c. 1 mm wide; intermediate involucral bracts 9 - 14 mm long, with acute to obtuse, membranous laminas, and scarious margins throughout the claw. Florets golden-brown coloured; ray florets with ligules to 20 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in forests and woodlands in well-drained sites, chiefly north of a line Port Macquarie to Tamworth.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Podolepis neglecta is mostly likely confused with P. omissa. The distinguishing characters are the intermediate involucre bracts: bigger in P. neglecta with acute to obtuse apices, and scarious margins throughout the claw, as opposed to intermediate bracts being smaller, acuminate apices, and the scarious margin is in the upper third of the claw. While their distributions meet, they have not been observed to co-occur in the same habitat, with P. omissa preferring drier habitats on poorer soils.
Text by J. Everett; updated by Peter Jobson Feb 2023
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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