Chrysocephalum Walp.


Greek chrysos — gold, kephale — head, referring to the capitula, which have yellow florets.

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs, hairy. Stems erect or ascending. Leaves along stems, alternate, margins more or less entire, glandular-hairy, sessile. Capitula diskiform, terminal, solitary, a few in clusters, with or without stalks. Involucral bracts in many rows, overlapping, equal to unequal, membranous. Receptacle pitted, flat. Outer florets few, female, filiform, yellow. Inner florets bisexual, tubular, yellow. Achenes cylindrical, often warty. Pappus of barbed bristles.

More or less entire leaves; yellow florets in small capitula.

About 10 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.

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