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Calotis hispidula (F. Muell.) F. Muell. in Trans. Vist. Inst. 129. 1853; Sharma & Jamwal in Ind. 1. For. 7: 333. 1984. Cheiroloma hispidulum F. Muell. Linnaea 25: 401. 1852.

Eng.: Hairy burr-daisy.

Diffuse annuals; much branched; stems 3 - 20 cm long, slender, spreading. Leaves tapering towards base. distantly 3-toothed or entire, 3 - 12 x 1 - 3 mm. Heads heterogamous, ca 4 mm across, in fruit ca 7 mm across. Involucral bracts sub-3-seriate, lanceolate-elliptic, or hairy outside. Receptacle convex, naked, pitted. Ray florets female, ligulate; ligule yellow, minute. Disc florets yellow, bisexual, fertile, tubular,5-toothed. Achenes dark brown, ca 2 mm long, compressed. Pappus of 5 - 6 stiff, spreading, distantly barbellate hairs.

Distrib. Australian species usually cultivated, rarely found as an escape.

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