Bracteantha Anderb. & Haegi

Latin bractea — bract, anthus — flower, as the capitula have many conspicuous bracts.

Annual to perennial herbs with rhizomes or a taproot. Leaves along stems, alternate, entire, glandularhairy, sessile. Capitula diskiform, terminal, solitary or a few together. Involucral bracts in 8-12 overlapping rows, unequal, papery, yellow, white or pink. Receptacle sometimes with short bristles, flat. Outer florets female, filiform, yellow. Inner florets bisexual, tubular, yellow. Achenes quadrangular, glabrous. Pappus of barbed bristles.

Many rows of coloured involucral bracts.

About 7 species from Australia.

Anderberg (1991).

Source: Jeanes, J. (2002). Asteraceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Asterales
family       Asteraceae