Description: Annual herb; main stems prostrate, woolly and with glandular hairs.
Leaves alternate except for lowermost ones opposite, sessile, entire. Compound heads terminal, depressed-ovoid, general involucral bracts conspicuous 12–18, as long as or longer than heads, densely hairy, general receptacle branched; partial heads usually 10–20 each with 1 or 2 florets, lacking subtending bracts, involucral bracts 4–8, ± 2 seriate, ovate to ± lanceolate flat to concave. Corollas tubular, 5-toothed, bisexual. Anthers with apical appendage, caudate at base. Style branches truncate, apices papillose.
Achenes ± obovoid, sparsely papillate, apices usually with intertwined hairs; pappus of 8–12 subplumose bristles, united at base, about half as long as corolla tube.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, endemic Australia. Australia: 1 species, endemic.
Text by E. A. Brown
|One species in NSW: Lemooria burkittii|