Rhodanthe troedelii (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Helipterum troedelii F.Muell. APNI*
Helipterum troedelii var. patens Ewart, Jean White & B.Rees APNI*
Description: Ascending sparsely woolly annual c. 15 cm high branching at base.
Leaves linear 10–30 mm long, 1–3 mm wide.
Heads in terminal clusters; heads cup-shaped, 4–5 mm long, radiant; involucral bracts straw-coloured to pale brown, glossy, woolly ciliate; innermost bracts with a dark brown band at apex of claw and a white ovate to elliptic lamina 2–3 mm long. Florets c. 12, innermost male. Corollas c. 3.5 mm long.
Achenes turbinate c. 2.5 mm long, silky-pilose; pappus c. 3 mm long, bristles united into a tube towards base, falling as a whole.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open sites after rain, on sandy to clay, sometimes saline loams, from Broken Hill north to Milparinka.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: W.A. S.A.
Text by Paul G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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