Rhodanthe tietkensii (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Helipterum tietkensii F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Ascending or erect soft grey woolly annual to 40 cm high, branching at base.
Leaves linear, 20–60 mm long, 2–6 mm wide.
Heads congested in globose terminal clusters; heads cylindrical, c. 5 mm long, not radiant; involucral bracts straw-coloured, woolly-ciliate, a few also present on the receptacle. Florets c. 10, inner 4 or 5 male. Corollas c. 3 mm long, turbinate above, prominently 5-toothed.
Achenes narrow-obovoid, c. 2 mm long, minutely pilose; pappus equal to corolla, tardily falling as a whole.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in mallee on sandy soil; west from Nymagee district, chiefly in Balranald-Pooncarie area.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by Paul G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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