Leucochrysum (DC.) Paul G.


Greek leucos — white, chrysos — gold, an allusion to the inner involucral bracts which have white or yellowish radiating lamina.

Annual or perennial herbs, hairy. Stems erect or ascending, branched. Leaves along stems, alternate, margins entire, glandular-hairy. Capitula diskoid, terminal, solitary, with stalks. Involucral bracts in many rows, overlapping, unequal, the inner ones clawed, with a radiating coloured lamina. Receptacle flat. Florets bisexual, tubular, yellow. Achenes cylindrical, warty, glabrous. Pappus of feathery or barbed bristles.

Inner involucral bracts with a prominent claw and spreading white or yellowish laminas.

5 from Australia.

Wilson (1992b).

Source: Lawson, L.; Spencer, R. (2002). Dahlia. 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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