Leucophyta R.Br.

Greek leucos — white, phyton — plant, as the plants have an overall white appearance.

Perennial subshrubs, rounded, white-hairy. Stems densely branched. Leaves along stems, alternate, margins entire, sessile. Capitula diskoid, grouped in dense, spherical, terminal compound heads. Involucral bracts in 2 rows, overlapping, unequal. Common receptacle conical. Florets bisexual, tubular, yellow. Achenes obovoid, glandular-hairy. Pappus of feathery bristles, joined at base.

Overall white appearance of plants; capitula in compound heads.

1 species from Australia.

Anderberg (1991).

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
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Leucophyta brownii Cass.