Rhodanthe polyphylla (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Helipterum polyphyllum F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Erect somewhat woolly annual with simple stems to 60 cm high.
Leaves numerous, often crowded, narrow-linear to filiform, 4–8 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, apex acuminate, margins revolute.
Heads small in close terminal corymbs; heads turbinate, c. 5 mm long, radiant; outer involucral bracts scarious, sparsely woolly, inner with white elliptic lamina c. 2 mm long. Florets c. 10. Corollas c. 4 mm long.
Achenes cylindrical, c. 3 mm long, minutely hirsute, black; pappus bristles equal to corolla, caducous as a whole.
Flowering: spring to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in grassland in grey cracking clay soils, often in rocky areas, north from Narrabri district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by Paul G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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