Sigesbeckia australiensis D.L.Schulz APNI*
Synonyms: Sigesbeckia microcephala DC. APNI*
Description: Erect herb to 80 cm high; stems slightly pubescent, brownish.
Leaves lanceolate to elliptic, 3.5–9 cm long, 6–25 mm wide, in remote pairs, sessile or with a short petiole, pubescent, veins prominent.
Heads 10 mm diam.; outer involucral bracts linear to oblanceolate, 4–7 mm long, pubescent, with minute non-glandular hairs. Ray florets c. 8, ligules 1–2 mm long, broad-oblong, 2–3-toothed at apex, yellow. Disc florets 10–20, yellow.
Achenes c. 3 mm long, slightly angled, blackish.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in shallow stony soils on hillslopes, widespread. All districts except NC CC; N.T., S.A. SYNONYMS:
NSW subdivisions: SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: ?W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by L. Murray
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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