Seeds of South Australia
Podolepis decipiens (Compositae)
Bright Podolepis
List of species for Podolepis
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Herbarium regions:
North Western, Lake Eyre, Nullarbor, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty, South Eastern
NRM regions:
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Podolepis]
Name derivation:
Greek 'podo' foot, 'lepis' scale, refers to bract stalks and Latin 'canascens' becoming hoary
In woodland, mallee, heath and more arid vegetation types
Plant description:
Annual herb 6-80 cm high. Basal leaves oblanceolate, to 7 cm long; cauline leaves lanceolate, 1–8 cm long, base stem-claspin, woolly on lower surface, pubescent above. Inflorescence a loosely contracted cyme, rarely heads solitary, 15–25 mm in diameter, to 15 mm long. Ray florets 20-40; ligules broadly linear, 6-10 mm long, deeply 3-toothed, yellow; disk florets numerous, yellow. Flowering May - November.
Fruit type:
Achenes 1.5-2 mm long, microscopically papillate; pappus bristles 15-25, minutely barbellate