Vittadinia sulcata N.T.Burb. APNI*
Synonyms: Vittadinia sp. F sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Annual herb, 10–30 cm high, erect, hirsute, glandular hairs present.
Leaves flat, obovate, 8–50 mm long, 5–24 mm wide, margins entire or with 2 or 3 teeth near the apex.
Heads 7–9 mm long; involucral bracts hirsute, acuminate. Ray florets purple.
Achenes oblanceolate, 5–8 mm long; marginal ridges prominent, pubescent above; faces with ribs converging, pubescent only in upper half with simple hairs; pappus bristles 6–7.5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on sandy and red loam soils, in clay pans or beside rivers; south from Tibooburra and Nyngan areas.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by J. Scott & J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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