Vittadinia hispidula F.Muell. ex A.Gray APNI*
Description: Annual erect herb, bristly, with a few glandular hairs.
Leaves linear, oblong to obovate, 10–30 or rarely to 60 mm long, to 10 mm wide, apex obtuse and minutely apiculate, margins often lobed; ± sessile.
Peduncles corymbosely arranged from the upper axils. Heads 6–7 mm long; involucral bract with apex sometimes purplish. Ray florets white to purple.
Achenes oblanceolate to elliptic, 2–3 mm long, pale marginal ridges convergent above; ridges and faces with short sparse hairs; ribs absent; pappus 5–6 mm long.
Flowering: most of year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest; often along roadsides and behind beaches, north from Batemans Bay.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by J. Scott & J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
| ||Key to the varieties|| |
|1||Minute gland-tipped hairs on the outer faces of the involucral bracts, coarser erect hairs usually absent. Achenes conspicuously narrowed at the summit, and sometimes with a minute neck below the base of the pappus||var. hispidula|
|Hairs on involucral bracts varies from numerous to few and sometimes restricted to the midline, glandular hairs usually absent. Achenes less conspicuously narrowed at the apex and rarely develop a distinct neck below the pappus||var. setosa|
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