Vittadinia eremaea N.T.Burb. APNI*
Synonyms: Vittadinia sp. D sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Annual herb, 10–25 cm high, erect, hirsute with glandular hairs.
Leaves oblanceolate, 10–30 mm long, 2–10 mm wide, margins entire or with 1–4 small teeth.
Heads 7–9 mm long; involucral bracts acute, often purplish and ciliate at apex. Ray florets in 2 or 3 series, white to mauve, drying pink to purple.
Achenes oblanceolate, 5–6.5 mm long; marginal ridges prominent with short appressed and spreading simple hairs; faces smooth, concave, with simple spreading hairs; pappus bristles 5–6.5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in mulga, mallee and woodland communities, mainly on old sand dunes, west from Tilpa area.
NSW subdivisions: ?SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by J. Scott & J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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